The development of Spain and of Castilian law Las Siete partidas Family law in the partidas The transfer of Castilian laws to new Spain The Spanish legal system arrives in Texas Women's status is case law from San Fernando de Béxar The impact of English history on the development of English common law The application of Spanish and English laws to Anglo-American settlers in Mexican Texas The creation of the Republic of Texas and its legal system The state of Texas and its legal system.
"Traces, through legal documents and court cases, the roots of Texas community-property law to Castilian law during the Spanish Reconquest. Examines why Spanish community-property law developed so differently from elsewhere in Europe, why it survived in Texas, and what it offered that English common law did not"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages -205) and index.