IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1617: Rules of Love, Marriage and Inheritance, I: Marital Statutes, Ordinances and Law

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Gender History Network
Organiser:Charlotte Vainio, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Anu Lahtinen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Paper 1617-aWild Widows?: Widows' Rights and Restrictions in Artisan Crafts
(Language: English)
Maija Liisa Ojala, Department of History & Philosophy, University of Tampere
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Law
Paper 1617-bAbiding by the Law, and How Not to: Structures and Strategies of Inheritance in High Medieval Sweden
(Language: English)
Charlotte Vainio, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Law
Paper 1617-cAn Alliance of Equals?: Heiresses and Their Husbands
(Language: English)
Randi B. Wærdahl, Norwegian Research Council / Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Index terms: Daily Life, Gender Studies, Law

Papers in this session discuss how legislation on marriage and inheritance has affected marital arrangements – for example considering the roles and position of widows in towns versus in rural areas. In this context, breaking or ignoring the rules is also discussed.