Power and inheritance: male domination, property, and family in eastern Europe, 1500-1900.

@article{Kaser2002PowerAI,
  title={Power and inheritance: male domination, property, and family in eastern Europe, 1500-1900.},
  author={Karl Kaser},
  journal={The history of the family : an international quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          375-95
        }
}
A widespread inheritance pattern in eastern and southeastern Europe was based on equally partible male inheritance and excluded women from inheritance and dowry. The western transition zone to the other predominant European inheritance systems coincided with the Hajnal line, which divides the distribution of European marriage patterns in historical times. New evidence is added to the historical depth of the cultural–historical transition zone already postulated by Mitterauer. Since the early… CONTINUE READING