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Family conflict, legal strategies, and women’s litigation in early modern Scotland

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This talk explores the motivations and strategies of women who engaged in legal action against close family members and kin relations, focusing closely on disputes before the burgh (town) and commissary (reformed church) courts of early modern Scotland. It argues that an in-depth study of women’s legal activity as litigants, arbiters, and users sheds new light on their position in the wider kin network, their public role in the judicial system, and in the development of property law.

This talk is part of the Early Modern Economic and Social History Seminars series.

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