Fall 2017 - HIST 441 D100

Women, Property, and the Law in the Mediterranean (4)

Class Number: 7094

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 3517, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    45 units.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examines the relationship between women and law through a focus on the question of property from the ancient world to the modem period and through a comprehensive examination of the Roman, Judaic, Christian, Islamic as well as modem legal traditions. Students with credit for HS 441 may not take HIST 441 for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will consider the broad question of women and law in the Mediterranean region through a close examination of the issues relating to property over the centuries. Starting with ancient Greece and Rome we will work our way to the present and cover Byzantine law, Judaic law, Canon law, customary law, Islamic law, up to the development of modern Civil and Criminal codes. We will examine both the theoretical aspects of law as they pertain to women in general, and women and property in particular, including such questions as inheritance, control of property, marital rights over property, divorce, and so on, and move on to a comparative examination of how women fared in the various cultures of the Mediterranean over the centuries. The course does not require knowledge in Law or gender history though a broad knowledge of the history of the Mediterranean world (or European and/or Middle Eastern history) can be useful.

Grading

  • Class attendance and participation 15%
  • Readings Responses 15%
  • Book Presentation 10%
  • Book Report 15%
  • Peer Review 10%
  • Paper 35%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

The course does not have a textbook and all required readings will be available on Canvas or at the library.

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