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Domestic SecretsWomen and Property in Sweden, 1600-1857$
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Maria Agren

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833209

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898451_agren

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The Couple between Kin, State, & Local Community

The Couple between Kin, State, & Local Community

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(p.27) ((2)) The Couple between Kin, State, & Local Community
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Domestic Secrets
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Maria Ågren

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807898451_agren.5

This chapter presents an analysis based on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century court records. These are not ideal sources if one wants to know how ordinary people generally disposed of and thought about property. Every court case is unique in some sense, which makes it difficult to establish a set of cases that is sufficiently large and coherent to allow for any general conclusions. For all their shortcomings, however, court records are still the best sources available for this period. With their help, it has been possible to determine some basic characteristics of the Swedish property system and what the implications for women were. It is clear that a rhetoric of kinship played a very prominent role in early modern Swedish society.

Keywords:   court records, property, court case, general conclusions, Swedish property system, kinship, Swedish society

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