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State Expansion, Social Practice, and the Quandaries of Legal Unification

Matthew Gerber

in Bastards: Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755370
eISBN:
9780199932603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755370.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Family History

From the middle of the seventeenth-century, the power and authority of the French state expanded both internationally and domestically. In one instance, this had a detrimental effect on extramarital ... More


Jurisprudential Reform of Illegitimacy in Seventeenth-Century France

Matthew Gerber

in Bastards: Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755370
eISBN:
9780199932603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755370.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Family History

In the seventeenth century, jurists who wished to circumscribe rights traditionally enjoyed by extramarital offspring achieved this through litigation and case law jurisprudence. While the Edict on ... More


Illegitimacy and Legal Change in the French Enlightenment

Matthew Gerber

in Bastards: Politics, Family, and Law in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755370
eISBN:
9780199932603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755370.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Family History

In the eighteenth century, the jurisprudence of the sovereign courts trended in a direction that was more sympathetic toward extramarital offspring, at least toward those not born of adultery. While ... More


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