Grethe Jacobsen, Heide Wunder (ed.)

East meets West. A Gendered View of Legal Tradition.

Sixth Conference of the International Research Network "Gender Differences in the History of European Legal Cultures." Budapest March 10th-12th 2011.
Conference Volume

This volume consists of papers given at the sixth conference of the International Research Network “Gender Differences in the History of European Legal Cultures” held in March 2011 in Budapest.
They explore legal cultures from Greenland to Albania, from Georgia to Belgium, from the Middle Ages to contemporary society, creating a common history of Europe across scholarly and political traditions and boundaries that have split this history into East and West. Using a gendered view of legal culture and tradition, the authors draw attention to the norms, opportunities, and barriers that women and men faced in the legal culture of their society. Individual papers are concerned, e.g., with women’s access to law courts, female defendants in war crimes trials after the Second World War, women’s wealth, inheritance, marriage, property, and work rights as well as their role in the economic life of their respective periods and societies. Two thought-provoking keynote lectures approach the topic in a more general, theoretical sense and illustrate their points with examples from contemporary society.


227 Pages, Hardcover, Thread-Stitched, Date of Publication: January 2015, Format: 14,8 x 21 cm

Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-943025-18-7
48.00 €

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Gender Studies / Legal History / Conference Volume / Medieval History / Early Modern Period / 19th and 20th Century / Economic History / Belgium / Germany / Austria / Georgia / Albania / Greece / Italy

Marion Röwekamp, Rez. zu Heide Wunder/ Grete Jacobsen: East meets West. A Gendered View of Legal Tradition. Kiel, Solivagus-Verlag 2015, in: L´Homme 28, 1 (2017), S. 151 ff.

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Prof. Dr Grethe Jacobsen has a PhD from University of Wisconsin (USA), and a Dr. phil degree from Odense University (Denmark). Her research has focused on women in Medieval and Early Modern Denmark. She is now working on Women and Power, 1400 – 1600.

Prof. Dr Heide Wunder was Professor of Early Modern Social and Constitutional History at the University of Kassel. Her research focuses on rural society (including nobility) as well as on women and gender relations in Early Modern History.

With contributions by:
Merry Wiesner-Hanks
Ellinor Forster
Anna Bellavitis
Dave De ruysscher
Hanne Petersen
Eva Schandevyl
Elke Kamm
Wolfgang Form
Evdoxios Doxiadis
Stefania Livini
Marija Karbić
Marija Mogorović
Tomislav Popić
Etleva Lala


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