LOCATION4th Floor
Call No. KJC1100 .V625 2010
Author Vogt, Helle.
Title The function of kinship in medieval Nordic legislation / by Helle Vogt.
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 Abbreviationsix
 Kings of Denmarkxi
 Kings of Norwayxiii
 Kings of Swedenxv
 Mapsxvii
 Introduction1
 Area of examination4
 Methodology5
 Part One The Ideological And Practical Background For The Legislation Of The Provincial Laws 
ch. One Kinship as Strategy9
 Elective- and alliance-based kinship11
 Canonical kinship14
ch. Two The Legal Sources27
ch. Three The Scandinavian Societies at the Time of the Provincial Laws33
 Scandinavia as model of analysis33
 The genesis of the Norwegian laws37
 The genesis of the Danish laws44
 The genesis of the Swedish laws49
 Construction of the society53
 Resources and prestige[—]the importance of land in the provincial laws57
ch. Four The Emergence of the Provincial Laws and their Dating61
 Customary law or newly developed law?61
 The dating of the provincial laws63
 The dating of the Danish laws64
 The dating of the Norwegian laws73
 The dating of the Swedish laws75
ch. Five The Fathers of the Laws81
ch. Six The Peace Ideology87
ch. Seven The Legislator and the Law95
 The king as legislator[—]The ideological construction95
 The king's power to legislate101
ch. Eight The Application of the Provincial Laws105
 The functions of the laws[—]Ideology or practice?105
 Part Two The Function Of Canonical Kinship In The Provincial Laws 
ch. Nine The Function of Kinship in Legal Disputes111
 Structure and context111
 The kin's board114
 Land and inheritance116
 Violence and homicide118
 Marriage and incest121
ch. Ten Collective Sanction125
 Crimes that could not be atoned by a fine127
 Wergeld133
 The Danish legislation133
 The Swedish legislation138
 The Norwegian legislation143
 Personal guilt, collective responsibility, and theological reflections150
ch. Eleven Inheritance Law in the Provincial Laws155
 Dowry157
 The capital portion157
 Sons and daughters as joint heirs160
 Marriage presents168
 Male right of priority to inheritance170
 Inheritance rights before the arrival of the provincial laws175
 Patrilineal tendencies and female inheritance rights177
ch. Twelve Donations, Pious Donations, and the Right of Disposal of Property185
 Danish materials190
 Swedish materials198
 Norwegian materials204
ch. Thirteen The Right of Allodium209
 Odelsret211
 Lovbydelse215
 Bördsrät218
 The right of first refusal and the tax base222
ch. Fourteen Fledføring[—]Elder Care225
ch. Fifteen Marriage235
 Marriage based on agreement[—]canonical prescriptions235
 Marriage law in the provincial laws239
 Marriage by force245
 Incest, marriage, and canonical kinship249
 Incest in the provincial laws253
 Nordic or canonical marriage law?255
 Conclusion259
 Bibliography267
 Sources267
 Literature268
 Index of Names and Places277
 General Index280
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Description vii, 281 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Series Medieval law and its practice, 1873-8176 ; v. 9
Medieval law and its practice ; v. 9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-276) and indexes.
Contents Kings of Denmark -- Kings of Norway -- Kings of Sweden -- Introduction -- Kinship as strategy -- The legal sources -- The Scandinavian societies at the time of the provincial laws -- The emergence of the provincial laws and their dating -- The fathers of the laws -- The peace ideology -- The legislator and the law -- The application of provincial laws -- The function of kinship in legal disputes -- Collective sanction -- Inheritance law in the provincial laws -- Donations, pious donations, and the right of disposal of property -- The right of Allodium -- Fledføring : elder care -- Marriage -- Conclusion.
Subject Kinship (Law) -- Scandinavia -- History -- To 1500.
Domestic relations (Canon law) -- History -- To 1500.
Canon law -- History -- To 1500.
Law, Medieval -- History.
ISBN 9789004189225 (hbk. : alk. paper)
900418922X (hbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC No. or Control No. 655302686