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The Resource "For the salvation of my soul" : women and wills in medieval and early modern France, edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster and Kathryn L. Reyerson, (electronic resource)

"For the salvation of my soul" : women and wills in medieval and early modern France, edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster and Kathryn L. Reyerson, (electronic resource)

Label
"For the salvation of my soul" : women and wills in medieval and early modern France
Title
"For the salvation of my soul"
Title remainder
women and wills in medieval and early modern France
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster and Kathryn L. Reyerson
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Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume seeks to investigate the testamentary practices of women in medieval and early modern France, examining the experience of a cross-section of the population, from artisans to the elite, in Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, Montpellier, La Rochelle, Brittany, and Burgundy. The making of a will was perhaps the single most prominent moment in women's lives for the assertion of agency. Though constrained to some degree by customary practice and the increasing influence of Roman law, women demonstrated remarkable initiative in the formulation of their last wishes. Wills permitted women to reward friendship and loyalty, to designate universal heirs as major beneficiaries, to stipulate conditions of inheritance so that last wishes were carried out, and, perhaps most importantly, to make pious donations to the Church for the salvation of the testators' souls. They chose their burial sites and arranged for funeral processions, and they endowed anniversary masses for their souls in perpetuity. Individual testamentary decisions differed, as did spousal strategies, but the reinforcement of family ties, even the assertion of relationship, was possible in wills
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STF
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Rollo-Koster, Joëlle
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Reyerson, Kathryn
  • University of St. Andrews
Series statement
St Andrews studies in French history and culture
Series volume
no. 5
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  • Women
  • Medievalism
  • Women's rights
  • Law
  • Wills
  • Inheritance and succession
Label
"For the salvation of my soul" : women and wills in medieval and early modern France, edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster and Kathryn L. Reyerson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/10023/3052
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Publication
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Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17137639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 128 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781907548086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851517318
Label
"For the salvation of my soul" : women and wills in medieval and early modern France, edited by Joëlle Rollo-Koster and Kathryn L. Reyerson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/10023/3052
Publication
Note
Description based on print version record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17137639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 128 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781907548086
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)851517318

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