WOMEN IN ROMAN LAW AND SOCIETY

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Women In Roman Law And Society

Author : Jane F. Gardner
ISBN : 9781134930265
Genre : History
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The legal situation of the women of ancient Rome was extremely complex, and - since there was no sharp distinction between free woman, freedwoman and slave - the definition of their legal position is often heard. Basing her lively analysis on detailed study of literary and epigraphic material, Jane F. Gardner explores the provisions of the Roman laws as they related to women. Dr Gardner describes the ways in which the laws affected women throughout their lives - in families, as daughters, wives and parents; as heiresses and testators; as owners and controllers of property; and as workers. She looks with particular attention at the ways in which the strict letter of the law came to be modified, softened, circumvented, and even changed, pointing out that the laws themselves tell us as much about the economic situation of women and the range of opportunities available to them outside the home.
Category: History

Women In Roman Law And Society

Author : Jane F. Gardner
ISBN : 0253206359
Genre : History
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"The book meets the highest standards of scholarly rigor, and treatment of disputed issues is informative without being esoteric. An excellent general survey and introduction." -- Choice "... will be enormously useful for those interested in teaching courses on Roman women or Roman law." -- The Classical Outlook
Category: History

Women In Roman Law And Society

Author : Jane F. Gardner
ISBN : 9780203134603
Genre : History
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The legal situation of the women of ancient Rome was extremely complex, and - since there was no sharp distinction between free woman, freedwoman and slave - the definition of their legal position is often heard. Basing her lively analysis on detailed study of literary and epigraphic material, Jane F. Gardner explores the provisions of the Roman laws as they related to women. Dr Gardner describes the ways in which the laws affected women throughout their lives - in families, as daughters, wives and parents; as heiresses and testators; as owners and controllers of property; and as workers. She looks with particular attention at the ways in which the strict letter of the law came to be modified, softened, circumvented, and even changed, pointing out that the laws themselves tell us as much about the economic situation of women and the range of opportunities available to them outside the home.
Category: History

The Oxford Handbook Of Roman Law And Society

Author : Clifford Ando
ISBN : 9780191044434
Genre : History
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The Handbook is intended to survey the landscape of contemporary research and chart principal directions of future inquiry. Its aim is to bring to bear upon Roman legal study the full range of intellectual resources of contemporary legal history, from comparison to popular constitutionalism, from international private law to law and society. This unique contribution of the volumesets it apart from others in the field. Furthermore, the volume brings the study of Roman law into closer alignment, and thus into dialogue, with historical, sociological, and anthropological research in law in other periods. The volume is therefore directed not simply to ancient historians and legal historians already focused on the ancient world, but to historians of all periods interested in law and its complex and multifaceted relationship to society.
Category: History

Women And Politics In Ancient Rome

Author : Richard A. Bauman
ISBN : 9781134821341
Genre : History
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Women And The Law In The Roman Empire

Author : Judith Evans Grubbs
ISBN : 9781134743926
Genre : History
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It is widely recognized that Roman law is an important source of information about women in the Roman world, and can present a more rounded and accurate picture than literary sources. This sourcebook fully exploits the rich legal material of the imperial period - from Augustus (31 BCE - 14 CE) to the end of the western Roman Empire (476 CE), incorporating both pagan and Christian eras, and explaining the rights women held under Roman law, the restrictions to which they were subject, and legal regulations on marriage, divorce and widowhood.
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Patriarchy Property And Death In The Roman Family

Author : Richard P. Saller
ISBN : 0521599784
Genre : History
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This innovative study of the patriarchy belies the accepted notion of the father figure as tyrannical and exploitative.
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Being A Roman Citizen

Author : Jane F. Gardner
ISBN : 9780415589024
Genre : History
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The status of citizen was increasingly the right of the majority in the Roman empire and brought important privileges and exemption from certain forms of punishment. However, not all Roman citizens were equal; for example bastards, freed persons, women, the physically and mentally handicapped, under-25s, ex-criminals and soldiers were subject to restrictions and curtailments on their capacity to act. Being a Roman Citizen examines these forms of limitation and discrimination and thereby throws into sharper focus Roman conceptions of citizenship and society.
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Women And Society In Greek And Roman Egypt

Author : Jane Rowlandson
ISBN : 0521588154
Genre : History
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The period of Egyptian history from its rule by the Macedonian Ptolemaic dynasty to its incorporation into the Roman and Byzantine empires has left a wealth of evidence for the lives of ordinary men and women. Texts (often personal letters) written on papyrus and other materials, objects of everyday use and funerary portraits have survived from the Graeco-Roman period of Egyptian history. But much of this unparalleled resource has been available only to specialists because of the difficulty of reading and interpreting it. Now eleven leading scholars in this field have collaborated to make available to students and other non-specialists a selection of over three hundred texts translated from Greek and Egyptian, as well as more than fifty illustrations, documenting the lives of women within this society, from queens to priestesses, property-owners to slave-girls, from birth through motherhood to death. Each item is accompanied by full explanatory notes and bibliographical references.
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Reading Roman Women

Author : Suzanne Dixon
ISBN : UVA:X004548392
Genre : History
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An introduction to the true women of the Roman Empire - not those immortalized by the elite men who wrote the history
Category: History