Chapter 3. Family Structure and the Transmission of Property

  1. John Haldon Professor
  1. Angeliki E. Laiou Professor

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch3

The Social History of Byzantium

The Social History of Byzantium

How to Cite

Laiou, A. E. (2008) Family Structure and the Transmission of Property, in The Social History of Byzantium (ed J. Haldon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305906.ch3

Editor Information

  1. History Department, Princeton University, USA

Author Information

  1. Harvard University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132404

Online ISBN: 9781444305906

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Keywords:

  • family structure and transmission of property;
  • family and transmission of property - most important structuring elements of society;
  • Byzantine family;
  • first-cousin marriages and uncle–niece marriages - had been legal in Roman empire;
  • transmission of property;
  • aristocracy - transmission of patrimony in aristocratic milieu;
  • family structure or transmission of property among peasantry;
  • family structure and transmission of property in Byzantine empire

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Parameters of the Issues

  • The Byzantine Family

  • The Transmission of Property

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography