Studies in the history of law and justice. 2198-9842 ; 14.
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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Introduction Ch 1: The Right of Troncalidad in Castillian Inheritance in the High Middle Ages Ch 2: Family Succession Wars: Succession Norms and Practices in Medieval and Modern Catalonia Ch 3: Actiones Hereditariae - Claims in Favour of, and Against Heirs in Medieval Ius Commune Ch 4: The Ius Decretalium and the Development of the Law of Succession in Medieval Europe - Some Examples from Denmark and Sweden (XII-XII c.) Ch 5: Testamentary Freedom in Law and Practice in Medieval Sweden: Conflicts and Coexistence Ch 6: The Evolution of the Scots Law and Practice of Succession: 1300-2000 Ch 7: Women's Succession from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era Ch 8: A Coffer for the Will Ch 9: Materia est valde periculosa: Interpreting Testaments in Quattrocento Florence Ch 10: Disinheritance of Children for Lack of Parental Consent to the Marriage in the Ius Commune and Early Modern Scholastic Traditions Ch 11: Quidquid ex Testamento Petunt Scriptum Heredem Convenire Debent - Initial Comments on the Inheritance Transactio from the Ius Commune to the Early Modern Period Ch 12: Between Practice and Theory: Succession Law According to Jacques Cujas (1522-1590) Ch 13: A Difficult Legacy - Initial Comments on the Inheritance Rights of Filii Clericorum in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period Ch 14: Consilia and Dynastic Successions in Modern Europe Ch 15: Gift Mortis Causa in the Ius Commune: Contract and Last Will Ch 16: Towards a Ius Commune Europaeum on Successions and Testament? The 17th Century Decisiones Rotae Romanae Ch 17: Intestate Succession Between Doctrine and Roman Rota Case Law in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries Ch 18: Royal Successions - A Special Law for the Inheritance of Power? Ch 19: The Difficult Road to Harmonization of French Succession Law Ch 20: Notes on the Bonae Fidei Possessio pro Herede in the Civil Law Systems (19th-20th Centuries).
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