Nordic Inheritance Law through the Ages: Spaces of Action and Legal Strategies

Marianne Holdgaard (Editor), Audur Magnusdottir (Editor), Bodil Selmer (Editor)

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Abstract

Nordic Inheritance Law through the Ages – Spaces of Action and Legal Strategies explores the significance of inheritance law from medieval times to the present through topical and in-depth studies that bring life to historical and contemporary inheritance practices. The contributions cover three themes: status of persons and their options in the process of property devolution; wills, gift-giving and legal disputes as means to shape the working of the law; processes of inheritance legislation. The authors focus on instances where legal strategies of various actors particularly reveal inheritance law as a contested and yet constrained space of action, and somewhat surprisingly show similar solutions to family law issues dealt with in other Western European countries.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrill
Volume38
Number of pages418
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-42735-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-43558-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2020
SeriesLegal History Library
Volume38
ISSN1874-1793

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