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Lecture 4 - 03:00 Review Christianrevolution ( orland...

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03:00 Review: Christianity and the early European family Stable characteristics of the European family Christian revolution Limiting strategies of heirship Ways for families to create hairs (primary means of a young person to come into money  or land) Family size shrunk If spouse died, you couldn’t remarry and if spouse is infertile you cannot divorce If line of legitimacy died out, property went to church, which restricted private land  ownership Reformation, elevation of marriage Reformers left England to go to colonies Reformation: big on dogmatic (laws) change, not factual changes about how majority of  people lived Changes the number of sacraments (had 7) Marriage was taken out Protestant church allowed divorce (major change), but it was still rare because peoples  views didn’t change Overview US History 2 revolutions Coverture Victorian Era Early 20 th  century United States (1790-1920)
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  • Spring '08
  • Staff
  • Early European family, Womens legal existence, womens property act, Family size shrunk, propels legal changes

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