Planning for death : wills and death-related property arrangements in Europe, 1200-1600
- edited by Mia Korpiola and Anu Lahtinen.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource.
- Medieval law and its practice ; volume 23
- Preparing for Death in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Conference) (2013 : Helsingin yliopiston tutkijakollegium)
- Korpiola, Mia, editor.
- Lahtinen, Anu, editor.
- List of Illustrations and Figures List of Contributors
- 1 Introduction Mia Korpiola and Anu Lahtinen
- Part 1: Range of Legal Options and Their Use
- 2 Inheritance Law, Wills, and Strategies of Heirship in Medieval Sweden Mia Korpiola and Elsa Trolle OEnnerfors
- 3 Monastic Donations by Widows: Morning Gifts as Assets in Planning for Old Age and Death in Fifteenth-Century Sweden Tuula Rantala
- 4 Competing Interests in Death-Related Stipulations in South Tirol, c. 1350-1600 Christian Hagen, Margareth Lanzinger, and Janine Maegraith
- Part 2: Wills, Property Strategies, and Testamentary Practice
- 5 Medieval English Lawyers' Wills and Property Strategies Anthony Musson
- 6 Men and Women Preparing for Death in Renaissance Venice (c. 1200-1600) Federica Mase
- 7 Mutual Testaments in Late Medieval Stockholm, c. 1420-1520 Marko Lamberg
- Part 3: Wills, Property, and Authority
- 8 Wills as Tools of Power: Development of Testamentary Practice in Krakow during the Late Middle Ages Jakub Wysmulek
- 9 Deathbed Strife and the Law of Wills in Medieval and Early Modern England R.H. Helmholz
- 10 The Will of Filippa Fleming (1578), Family Relations, and Swedish Inheritance Law Anu Lahtinen Index of Persons General Index.
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The volume Planning for Death: Wills and Death-Related Property Arrangements in Europe, 1200-1600 analyses death-related property transfers in several European regions (England, Poland, Italy, South Tirol, and Sweden). Laws and customary practice provided a legal framework for all post-mortem property devolution. However, personal preference and varied succession strategies meant that individuals could plan for death by various legal means. These individual legal acts could include matrimonial property arrangements (marriage contracts, morning gifts) and legal means of altering heirship by subtracting or adding heirs. Wills and testamentary practice are given special attention, while the volume also discusses the timing of the legal acts, suggesting that while some people made careful and timely arrangements, others only reacted to sudden events. Contributors are Christian Hagen, R.H. Helmholz, Mia Korpiola, Anu Lahtinen, Marko Lamberg, Margareth Lanzinger, Janine Maegraith, Federica Mase, Anthony Musson, Tuula Rantala, Elsa Trolle OEnnerfors, and Jakub Wysmulek.
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- Includes index.
- 9789004365704 (electronic bk.)
- 9004365702 (electronic bk.)
- 9789004364325 (hardback ; alk. paper)