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dc.contributor.advisor Drew, Katherine Fischer
dc.creatorBradley, Susan Paige
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:43:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:43:51Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13418
dc.description.abstract Under sixth century Roman law (Corpus Juris Civilis) and Frankish law (Pactus Legis Salicae), women, while lacking full juridical equality with men, nevertheless possessed many legal rights and freedoms. While similarities existed between the legal standings of women in both worlds, a fundamental difference underlay the laws and legal systems. Over centuries, the Roman legal system evolved from dependence on family for justice to dependence on the state. The presence of a relatively strong and stable Roman government, legal system, and policing force gradually decreased Roman women's legal dependence on their families and weakened the legal control of male agnates and husbands on Roman women's lives, creating a system which gave women legal recourse against kin (paterfamilias excepted). Frankish law was more dependent on family and kin for enforcement; hence, Frankish women, lacking legal recourse against family, were subject to greater legal control by male relatives.
dc.format.extent 151 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMedieval history
Law
Women's studies
dc.title The status of women in Roman and Frankish law
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department History
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Bradley, Susan Paige. "The status of women in Roman and Frankish law." (1990) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13418.


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