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Studies in the History of Law and Justice

Succession Law, Practice and Society in Europe across the Centuries

Editors: Di Renzo Villata, Maria Gigliola (Ed.)

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  • Offers a broad overview of succession law in Europe
  • Encompasses various aspects of family law, testamentary law and legal history
  • Covers an extensive period, from the Middle Ages to the present
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This book presents a broad overview of succession law, encompassing aspects of family law, testamentary law and legal history. It examines society and legal practice in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present from both a legal and a sociological perspective. The contributing authors investigate various aspects of succession law that have not yet been thoroughly examined by legal historians, and in doing so they not only add to our knowledge of past succession law but also provide a valuable key to interpreting and understanding current European succession law.

Readers can explore such issues as the importance of a father’s permission to marry in relation to disinheritance, as well as inheritance transactions and private, dynastic and cross-border successions. Further themes addressed by the expert contributors include women’s inheritance rights, the laws of succession for the prince in legal consulting, and succession in the Rota Romana’s jurisprudence.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • The Right of Troncalidad in Castilian Inheritance Law in the High Middle Ages

    Pages 1-17

    Bermejo Castrillo, Manuel A.

  • Family Succession Wars: Succession Norms and Practices in Medieval and Modern Catalonia

    Pages 19-75

    Mikes, Tünde (et al.)

  • Actiones Hereditariae. Claims in Favour of, and Against Heirs in Medieval Ius Commune

    Pages 77-104

    Dondorp, J. H.

  • The Ius Decretalium and the Development of the Law of Succession in Medieval Europe. Some Examples from Denmark and Sweden (XII–XIII C.)

    Pages 105-147

    Condorelli, Orazio

  • Testamentary Freedom in Law and Practice in Medieval Sweden: Conflicts and Coexistence

    Pages 149-165

    Korpiola, Mia

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eBook $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76258-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76257-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09445-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Succession Law, Practice and Society in Europe across the Centuries
Editors
  • Maria Gigliola Di Renzo Villata
Series Title
Studies in the History of Law and Justice
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76258-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76258-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76257-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09445-4
Series ISSN
2198-9842
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 640
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