Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17639
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Guerra Medici , Maria Teresa.
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  • Title: La successione delle figlie nel feudo: il feudo materno e l'opinio Baldi
  • Source: VI Centenario della morte di Baldo degli Ubaldi 1400-2000.  Edited by Carla Frova, Maria Graza Nico Ottaviani, and Stefania Zucchini.  Universita degli studi, 2005.  Pages 263 - 288.
  • Description: Medieval jurists disputed the ability of women to inherit or transmit claims to fiefs. Some were unwilling to deprive women of the right to inherit, although they were unable to bear arms. Baldus de Ubaldis stated three cases in which a woman's rights trumped those of more distant male kin, although not of sons or brothers: a new investiture by an overlord; direct inheritance in the absence of nearer male heirs; a grant by an overlord directly to her. Description supplied by Feminae.
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Baldus de Ubaldis, Jurist Feudalism Gender Inheritance Law
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: Italian
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