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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Women and Law in Late Antiquity

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Antti ArjavaLecturer in the Department of Classics, University of Helsinki, Finland

ISBN13: 9780198152330
ISBN: 0198152337
Published: July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £60.00



This is a Print On Demand Title.
The publisher will print a copy to fulfill your order. Books can take between 1 to 3 weeks. Looseleaf titles between 1 to 2 weeks.

This is an account of women's legal and social position in the West from classical antiquity right through to the early Middle ages. The main focus of the book is on the late antique period, with reference to classical Roman law and the lives of women in the early empire.

The book then goes on to follow women's history up to the seventh century. Themes include daughters' succession rights; the independence of married women; sexual relations outside marriage; divorce; remarriage; and the general legal capacity of women. Dr Arjava argues that from the viewpoint of most women, late antiquity was not a period of radical change. In particular, the influence of Christianity has often been considerably exaggerated.

It was only after the fall of the Western empire that a new legal system and a new social world emerged.