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Elizabeth C. Macknight

Divisions of inheritance 51 2 Divisions of inheritance All patrimony is a material and moral responsibility.1 Everything lay before them. It was 1 February 1800 when JosephRaymond de Bonald and his wife Marie-Régis (née de Séguret) began to prepare for the division of patrimony among their three children. Deeds and accounts had been assembled for scrutiny. Calculations of annual revenue were made and compared. The couple already knew in broad terms what these documents confirmed in detail: that the value of what they owned in that first year of the

in Nobility and patrimony in modern France
The legal power of elite women
Lindsay R. Moore

5 Inheritance and family feuds: the legal power of elite women E lite women in England and the colonies were actively involved in litigation throughout their lives as they helped to manage large estates and ensure the inheritances of their children. With so much wealth and property at stake, these women could not afford to be uninformed about their legal rights and their claims to property. Women found it in their interests not only to be knowledgeable about the law but also to be actively involved in the maintenance and protection of that property. Armed with

in Women before the court
Irene O'Daly

This chapter opens with an investigation of John’s impression of the material inheritance of ancient Rome. It examines how John would have accessed Roman writings, looking in particular at his means of access to sources in the library of Canterbury cathedral. It looks in depth at John’s use of the works of Cicero and Seneca, establishing the texts to which he had access at the point of composition of his major works. Finally, it introduces the role played by patristic writers in the transmission of classical texts to the Middle Ages, focusing particularly on the works of Augustine, Lactantius, Gregory and Ambrose.

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance
Jill Fitzgerald

the Preface. 5 Indeed, its influence on the Old English corpus may be more far reaching than scholars have hitherto acknowledged. Alfred’s building metaphor speaks to the wider Anglo-Saxon political and social theme, suggesting that Christians should attend to edifying both lands and the self in anticipation of a spiritual inheritance. As I argued in Chapter 1 , Anglo-Saxons were distinctly aware of their earthly spaces – lands, hamlets, holy houses, and halls – as metaphors for the heavenly spaces they sought to inhabit. Nicholas Howe observes that the ‘dwellings

in Rebel angels
James Doelman

1 The classical, medieval and Renaissance inheritance In a prefatory poem to his collection of epigrams printed in the 1616 folio, Ben Jonson addressed the stigma associated with the genre: It will be looked for, book, when some but see Thy title, ‘Epigrams’, and named of me, Thou shouldst be bold, licentious, full of gall, Wormwood, and sulphur; sharp and toothed withal; Become a petulant thing, hurl ink and wit As madmen stones, not caring whom they hit.1 This quotation captures well the complex set of expectations surrounding this problematic genre: it was

in The epigram in England, 1590–1640
Matthew Schultz

4 Gothic inheritance and the Troubles in contemporary Irish fiction On 10 April 1998, the British and Irish governments signed the Good Friday Agreement, marking the official end of the Troubles in Northern Ireland – though not the cessation of violence. A year earlier, Jeffrey Glenn, a 46-year-old librarian in Ballynahinch, County Down, submitted an essay for a retrospective collection, Children of The Troubles: Our Lives in the Crossfire of Northern Ireland. In it, he recalls the pangs of terror he regularly experienced while growing up in a Belfast suburb in

in Haunted historiographies
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Jim Cheshire

This chapter examines a few of the glass painting operations and assesses their significance within the early Victorian market for stained glass. It illustrates whether Thomas Willement's glass was installed in ecclesiastical or secular contexts. William Wailes ran the most successful stained glass studio in early Victorian England. John Hardman was the only glass-painter allowed to exhibit in the Medieval Court and he was the only Englishman to win a prize medal for stained glass. There is some basis for suspecting that William Warrington was prejudiced against Wailes, and this too can be traced to the lower prices that Wailes charged for his glass. James Henry Nixon worked on the restoration of the famous medieval stained glass at St Neots in Cornwall as early as 1829. Eighteenth-century Gothic did, in fact, create considerable enthusiasm for stained glass.

in Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival
The Kinship Metaphor in the Age of Byron
Michael Macovski

Although many Gothic novels conclude with contained restorations of patrilineal inheritance, others subvert primogeniture by perpetuating birthright through a non-traditional line. Such transgressions of Gothic primogeniture become even more pronounced during the Romantic era - particularly in the works of Byron, such as Cain and Don Juan. In the latter, Juan‘s nuptial dilemmas reflect several primogenitary issues of deep concern during the eighteenth century - including the preservation intact of patrilineal property, the containment of an increasing marriage age, and the extension of political alliances through marital exogamy. At the same time, these primogenitary issues also reveal a striking parallel between the handing down of inheritance and the handing down of texts. Finally, such a parallel also extends to the economic foundation of both inherited and textual property. As a result, Byron‘s poetry links both realms to Malthusian demographics, female commodification, and the paper currency crisis of the era.

Gothic Studies