Friday, November 20, 2009

Exceptional Women in the Medieval Courtroom

From Legal History Blog.

A recent ".... panel focused on the unique place women had in the court room during the Middle Ages in Spain, France and Italy. Each paper presented a difficult legal situation involving women that required courts to adapt or change the law in order to properly address the issue."

Featured papers included:
  • “Facing off from the Margins: Female Slaves and Jews in Medieval Procedural Law” by Marie Kelleher
  • “Avoiding Great Harm, Danger, and Absurdity: Legal Protection for Wives with Absent Husbands” by Jamie Smith
  • “Abandoned Wives and the Law in Late-Medieval Champagne” by Sara McDougall
Grateful for any further details regarding this panel and any outcomes / findings.

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