The Law of the Westgoths According to the Manuscript of Aeskil, Lawman of Vastergotland, Sweden, 1200 A.D; With an Introduction and Explanatory Notes

The Law of the Westgoths According to the Manuscript of Aeskil, Lawman of Vastergotland, Sweden, 1200 A.D; With an Introduction and Explanatory Notes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...dies the wife, has children in this marriage. Then shall the youngest group inherit all personal property, and that land, which is bought on the farm. 1. A widow marries, gets no children, then she marries all her former children to inheritance. 7. A freeholder gives his daughter in marriage w_ith marriage giftl) and agreement, then if they disagree, he shall prove with two twelfths, that she was so married as the law says, and therefore her children are legal heirs. 8. A man leaves his lawful wife and goes into the bed of another woman, begets children with her, they are bastards, are not lawfully the father's heirs. 1. The relatives of a freeholder, who has died, accuse his lawful wife of, that he was not the father of this child. That one shall own the child, who every night sleeps with her, and is married to her according to law. 2. A woman has one illegitimate son and one legitimate, they shall both inherit her, the one as the other. 3. A man lies with a woman, begets child with her, that is a legitimate child, if he afterwards by marriage gift and agreement gets her, begets also a child, that is a legitimate child. If he rejects that woman, then he cannot live with her according to God's law. If he afterwards visits her by stealth and begets a child with her, that is an illegitimate child, inherits the mother, and not the father. 9. A man enters a cloister, he shall divide his property with his heirs. He takes one part and his heirs another. As many as the heirs are, into so many parts shall it be divided. Enters he the cloister with his part, dies he in the cloister, the cloister is his heir. 1. If he wishes to leave th_e cloister within a year, he has the right to do 1) Mundr: Marriage gift. In this connection the same...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236890086
  • 9781236890085