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Family Law and Society in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era

ISBN13: 9783319422879
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £104.50

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This volume addresses the study of family law and society in Europe, from medieval to contemporary ages. It examines the topic from a legal and social point of view. Furthermore, it investigates those aspects of the new family legal history that have not commonly been examined in depth by legal historians. The volume provides a new 'global' interpretative key of the development of family law in Europe. It presents essays about family and the Christian influence, family and criminal law, family and civil liability, filiation (legitimate, natural and adopted children), and family and children labour law. In addition, it explores specific topics related to marriage, such as the matrimonial property regime from a European comparative perspective, and impediments to marriage, such as bigamy. The book also addresses topics including family, society and European juridical science.

Family Law, Legal History
Introduction (Maria Gigliola di Renzo Villata)
Chapter 1. Christian Influence on Modern Family Law (Mathias Schmoeckel)
Chapter 2. The Catalan Sagrada Familia: Law and Family in Medieval and Modern Catalonia (Tunde Mikes, Tomas de Montagut)
Chapter 3. Adoption Between Ancient Regime and Codification is it in Decline in a Changing World? (Maria Gigliola di Renzo Villata)
Chapter 4. A Consilium of Torello di Niccolo Torelli of Prato on Dos Aestimata (Julius Kirshner)
Chapter 5. Property of Spouses in Law in Renaissance Florence (Thomas Kuehn)
Chapter 6. The English Law of Marriage and the Family (1500-1640) (R. H. Helmholz)
Chapter 7. Towards a New Era of Modernity? Late Scholastic Speculation on Bigamy and Polygamy (Stefania T. Salvi)
Chapter 8. The Father's Right to Kill His Adulterous Daughter in the Late Ius Commune (Andrea Massironi)
Chapter 9. Duae animae in una carne. The disqualification of the spouses in common law. (Yves Mausen)
Chapter 10. Fathers by Law, Fathers by Choice. Paternity and Bastardy Between Ancient Regime and Codification in Western Countries (Chiara Valsecchi)
Chapter 11. Honour and Guilt. A Comparative Study on Regulations on Infanticide Between the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century (Loredana Garlati)
Chapter 12. Children of a Lesser God. The Legalized Exploitation of Child Labour as Revealed by the Liberal Era Judicial Record (Late 19th - Early 20th Century) (Filippo Rossi)
Chapter 13. What Can We Learn from a Family Class Law? The teachings of an Early 20th Century Italian Professor (Anna Maria Monti)
Chapter 14. Parents and Children: Legal Authority in the Family, Education of Children and Parental Civil Liability in Italy. A Case Law Survey from 1865 to 1940 (Giovanni Chiodi).