Raae, Hanne-Mette Alsos





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Raae, Hanne-Mette Alsos, “The legal implications of the banchomarbae”, Studia Celtica Fennica 11 (2014): 67–81.

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Citation details
Article
“The legal implications of the banchomarbae
Periodical
Studia Celtica Fennica 11 (2014)
Studia Celtica Fennica 11 (2014).
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Volume
11
Pages
67–81
Description
Abstract (cited)
The general rule regarding women and property in early Irish law is that a woman is not allowed to own or deal with land except for her obligations through marriage. However, if a man died in default of sons, his daughter was entitled to a life-interest in the land, and was considered the rightful owner of this land until she died. The legal situation of the banchomarbae, 'female heir', was therefore quite different from a woman's normal legal situation. This article offers a detailed analysis of the legal implications of a woman being considered the rightful owner of land, and how this would affect her legal standing and contractual capacity in early Irish society.
Subjects and topics
Headings
early Irish law medieval Ireland
Language
Lexical itemSingle words, morphemes or phrases.
Irish banchomarbae
Other subjects
position of women