Law, Land, and Family: Aristocratic Inheritance in England, 1300 to 1800 - Studies in Legal History (Paperback)
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Law, Land, and Family: Aristocratic Inheritance in England, 1300 to 1800 - Studies in Legal History (Paperback)

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Paperback 212 Pages / Published: 28/02/1997
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Eileen Spring presents an interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she argues that one of the principal and determinative features of upper-class inheritance was the virtual exclusion of females from land holding. Tracing the gradual nullification of common law rules under which 40 per cent of English land would have been inherited or held by women, Spring seeks to makes possible a fuller understanding of the social history of land law.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807846421
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 17 mm
Edition: New edition


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[A] significant and highly original study.

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"Ingeniously original, Spring's work is sure to generate a great deal of rethinking .

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[M]akes a highly technical and complex topic accessible to a wide audience and she does so with a timely twist.

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It will be quite impossible for social or legal historians in the future to ignore the arguments presented here.

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A significant and highly original study.

"Choice"


This is an admirable study, lucidly and economically argued.

"Cambridge Law Journal"


Ingeniously original, Spring's work is sure to generate a great deal of rethinking .

Morris S. Arnold, United States Court of Appeals


M akes a highly technical and complex topic accessible to a wide audience and she does so with a timely twist.

"Law and History Review"

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