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Marriage, Property, and Law in Late Imperial Russia

William G. Wagner

Abstract

This book provides a systematic study of civil law in late Imperial Russia. It shows that efforts to adjust family, property, and inheritance law to changing social and economic conditions often became intertwined with attempts to shape society in accordance with competing ideological ideals. Through a restructuring of the family's legal basis, members of the growing educated and professional strata of society in particular endeavoured to promote conflicting conceptions of authority, individuality, gender, and law. Legal reform also served for members of the emerging legal and medical professi ... More

Keywords: marriage, property, law, Imperial Russia, civil law, ideology, judicial reform, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204473
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204473.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William G. Wagner, author
Williams College, Massachusetts