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Law, Land, and Family: Aristocratic Inheritance in England, 1300 to 1800: Aristocratic Inheritance in England, 1300-1800 (Studies in Legal History) Paperback – 26 Feb 1997


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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (26 Feb. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807846422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807846421
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 1.4 x 24.8 cm
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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"

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

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ÝA¨ 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

ÝM¨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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The author presents a fresh 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.

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