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Married Women and the Law in Premodern Northwest E...

Married Women and the Law in Premodern Northwest Europe

Married Women and the Law in Premodern Northwest Europe( )
Editor: Beattie, Cordelia
Stevens, Matthew Frank
Series title:Gender in the Middle Ages Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $99.00
Book Description:

There has been a tendency in scholarship on premodern women and the law to see married women as hidden from view, obscured by their husbands in legal records. This volume provides a corrective view, arguing that the extent to which the legal principle of coverture applied has been over-emphasized. In particular, it points up differences between the English common law position, which gave husbands guardianship over their wives and their wives' property, and the position elsewhere in...
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