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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


Freedom of Testation and the Ageing Testator

J C Sonnekus

in Exploring the Law of Succession: Studies National, Historical and Comparative

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632909
eISBN:
9780748651436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632909.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter explores the issues of freedom of testation and the age of testator in relation to the law of succession, discussing the factors associated with the capacity to execute a last will, ... More


Compulsory Heirship in Roman Law

Reinhard Zimmermann

in Exploring the Law of Succession: Studies National, Historical and Comparative

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632909
eISBN:
9780748651436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632909.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the history of compulsory heirship in Roman law, providing an overview of the development of the idea of a right to obtain part of the estate even contrary to the will of the ... More


‘A Very Perfect Forme of a Will’: The Fictional Testament

Alex Davis

in Imagining Inheritance from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198851424
eISBN:
9780191886010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851424.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In the late medieval and early modern periods, the last will and testament was not just a legal document; it was also a kind of literature. A range of poems and prose that engaged with the ... More


Legacy

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 tells the full story of Walker’s last will and testament, which has been used by scholars to document her generosity because of its numerous charitable provisions. To date, scholars have ... More


Poetry’s Demands and Abrahamic Sacrifice: Celan’s Poems for Eric

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter focuses on three poems Celan write for his thirteen-year-old son, Eric, in 1968. These poems are read against the background of the May ’68 student uprisings in Paris, in which both ... More


Voices from the Dust

Mark Z. Christensen

in Nahua and Maya Catholicisms: Texts and Religion in Colonial Central Mexico and Yucatan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785280
eISBN:
9780804787314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785280.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter uses Nahua and Maya last will and testaments to expose the similarities and differences in how natives experienced Catholicism upon dying. It examines the preambles of testaments and ... More


Thomas Nashe On and Off the Page

Jennifer Richards

in Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809067
eISBN:
9780191884153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809067.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter shifts attention from the literariness of Thomas Nashe’s style to its performability. It recalls the role performance played in his education, and his links to the theatre. It considers ... More


Criminal Women

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the women of Deir al-Medina and the crimes they committed. It starts with the women from Naunakhte's family, who are not mentioned in connection with any court case except the ... More


Was Neferhotep a Wimp?

Koenraad Donker van Heel

in Mrs. Naunakhte & Family: The Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789774167737
eISBN:
9781617978159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on Naunakhte's son, Neferhotep. Bernard Bruyère found two fragments of a limestone seat in the village containing the names of both Neferhotep and his brother Maaninakhtef. This ... More


The Inheritance

Ava Chamberlain

in The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the inheritance left by Richard Edwards as part of his last will and testament. Richard Edwards did not have a hard time rebuilding his life following his divorce from ... More


Cultivating Custom: The Poetics of the Commonplace in Isabella Whitney’s A Sweet Nosgay

Stephanie Elsky

in Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198861430
eISBN:
9780191893421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861430.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Could women and non-elite writers participate in the poetics of custom? This chapter responds with a resounding “yes” by showing how Isabella Whitney’s 1573 A Sweet Nosgay immersed itself in the ... More


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