A View Of Society In Europe In Its Progress From Rudeness To Refinement; Or, Inquiries Concerning The History Of Law, Government, And Manners by Gilbert StuartA View Of Society In Europe In Its Progress From Rudeness To Refinement; Or, Inquiries Concerning The History Of Law, Government, And Manners by Gilbert Stuart

A View Of Society In Europe In Its Progress From Rudeness To Refinement; Or, Inquiries Concerning…

byGilbert Stuart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...particularly. In Fredegarius, for example, we read this defcription of the efpoufals of Clotildis. ' Le-' gati offerentes folidum et denarium, ut mos eft ' Francorum, eam partibus Clodovei fponfant.' " The ambafikdors bringing a fhilling and a pen-" ny, as is the cuftom of the Franks, efpoufed her " on the part of Clodoveus." Geft. Franc, c. 18. Let us not, however, be deceived. Here no pur-chafe was made. The money prefented was only the fymbol of a contract. This is illuftrated by the Ana nuptialis of the Wifigoths. ' A die la-' tae hujus legis decernimus, ut cum inter eos qui ' difponfandi funt, five inter eorum parentes, aut ' fortafle propinquos, pio filiorum nuptiis coram ' teftibus praeceflerit, definitio, et annulus arra-' rum nomine datus fuerit vel acceptus, quam-' vis fcripturae non intercurrant, nullatenus pro-' miffio violetur, cum qua datus eft annulus et de-' finitio facta coram teftibus.' " From the day " that this law has pafled, we ordain, that when " between thofe who are about to be married, or " between their parents, or perhaps, their rela-" tions, a verbal agreement before witnefles, " concerning the marriage has taken place, and a " ring, in name of arles has been given and ac-' cepted; though no writings intervene, yet the " promife fhall by no means be violated with which i Arrlies or arres in France, earnejl in England, and arles in Scotland, it ill exprefs the money advanced in token that a barain is concluded. ' which there was given a ring, and a verbal £U " greement in prefence of witnefles." LL. Wifi-goth. lib. 3. tit. i. /. 3. But what refutes, in the moft decifive manner, the notion that the wife was purchafed with the money of the hufband, is the following peculiarity. If a free man married his...
Title:A View Of Society In Europe In Its Progress From Rudeness To Refinement; Or, Inquiries Concerning…Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217312993

ISBN - 13:9780217312998

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