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Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Ralph Houlbrooke

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The interest and importance of the social history of death have been increasingly recognized during the last thirty years. This book examines the effects of religious ... More


The Making of Wills

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses changes in the practice of will-making between the 15th and 18th centuries. The will ceased to be something in which the clergy ... More


Last Wills and Testaments: Form and Contents

Ralph Houlbrooke

in Death, Religion, and the Family in England, 1480–1750

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208761
eISBN:
9780191678134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208761.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses the gradual shrinking of the religious functions of the will during the centuries following the Reformation. Wills have been the ... More


Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Kenneth G C Reid, Marius J. de Waal, and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This book is about testamentary formalities, that is to say, about the requirements which the law of succession imposes in order for a person to make a will. How are wills made? What precisely are ... More


Testamentary Formalities in Germany

Reinhard Zimmermann

in Comparative Succession Law: Volume I: Testamentary Formalities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696802
eISBN:
9780191732065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696802.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter traces the history of the ordinary as well as extra-ordinary will types in German law. It commences with an analysis of private wills in 19th-century Germany and relates the debates ... More


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