The Land and its Female Succesion in the Szeklerland Cover Image

A föld és ennek leányági öröklési rendje Székelyföldön
The Land and its Female Succesion in the Szeklerland

Author(s): Enikő Szőcsné Gazda
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of Law, Social history, Gender history, Modern Age
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Szeklerland; legal practice; legal history; succesion; customary law of succession

Summary/Abstract: The author concludes that the gradual changes from inside the successional patterns of the szeklers facilitated the equal succession for children of both gender. So to say, the custom created the norm for the legal practice. One might say, that although the szekler customary law of succession was very much centered on men, it was much more fair than those of the Hungarian counties', thus created a more favourable ground for the emancipational movements of the women.

  • Issue Year: LXVIII/2006
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 84-96
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian