The legal possibilities of Antwerp widows in the late sixteenth century

@article{Aert2007TheLP,
  title={The legal possibilities of Antwerp widows in the late sixteenth century},
  author={L. V. Aert},
  journal={The History of The Family},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={282-295}
}
  • L. V. Aert
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • The History of The Family
This article assesses the ability of widows and other women in Antwerp to act independently of men to defend their economic interests and those of their children. Consideration is given to both legal norms and actual practice in a number of different areas including writing wills, making marriage contracts, managing financial assets and pursuing claims and defending themselves in the civil courts. Analyses of these issues indicate that widows in Antwerp enjoyed in practice a greater degree of… Expand
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