Women, Dowries, and Patrimonial Law in Old Regime Romania (c. 1750—1830)

  title={Women, Dowries, and Patrimonial Law in Old Regime Romania (c. 1750—1830)},
  author={A. Jianu},
  journal={Journal of Family History},
  pages={189 - 205}
  • A. Jianu
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Family History
This study explores the legal aspects of dowry provision in the Romanian Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia in the period 1750—1830. Drawing on the period's law codes, dowry papers, testaments, and court records, it highlights the legal and emotional difficulties created by the affective/patrimonial nexus within couples, families, and stepfamilies in a society where divorce and up to three remarriages were allowed by both church and state. A growing body of research into the history of… Expand

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