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Hers, his, and theirs : community property law in Spain and early Texas / Jean A. Stuntz.

Author/Creator:
Stuntz, Jean A.
Publication:
Lubbock, Tex. : Texas Tech University Press, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 217 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
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Other Title:
Hers, his, & theirs
Subjects:
Community property -- Texas -- History.
Community property -- Spain -- History.
Texas -- Civilization -- Spanish influences.
Summary:
"Traces, through legal documents and court cases, the roots of Texas community-property law to Castilian law during the Spanish Reconquest. Examines why Spanish community-property law developed so differently from elsewhere in Europe, why it survived in Texas, and what it offered that English common law did not"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The development of Spain and of Castilian law
Las Siete partidas
Family law in the partidas
The transfer of Castilian laws to new Spain
The Spanish legal system arrives in Texas
Women's status is case law from San Fernando de Béxar
The impact of English history on the development of English common law
The application of Spanish and English laws to Anglo-American settlers in Mexican Texas
The creation of the Republic of Texas and its legal system
The state of Texas and its legal system.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-205) and index.
ISBN:
089672560X (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
58729275
Publisher Number:
9780896725607