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Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice

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Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice. / Humfress, Caroline.

Donations, inheritance and property in the Nordic and Western world from late Antiquity until today. ed. / Ole-Albert Rønning; Helle Møller Sigh; Helle Vogt. Vol. Abingdon Routledge, 2017. (Routledge studies in cultural history).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

Humfress, C 2017, Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice. in O-A Rønning, H Møller Sigh & H Vogt (eds), Donations, inheritance and property in the Nordic and Western world from late Antiquity until today. vol. Abingdon, Routledge studies in cultural history, Routledge. <https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315182704/chapters/10.4324/9781315182704-2>

APA

Humfress, C. (2017). Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice. In O-A. Rønning, H. Møller Sigh, & H. Vogt (Eds.), Donations, inheritance and property in the Nordic and Western world from late Antiquity until today (Vol. Abingdon). (Routledge studies in cultural history). Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315182704/chapters/10.4324/9781315182704-2

Vancouver

Humfress C. Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice. In Rønning O-A, Møller Sigh H, Vogt H, editors, Donations, inheritance and property in the Nordic and Western world from late Antiquity until today. Vol. Abingdon. Routledge. 2017. (Routledge studies in cultural history).

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Humfress, Caroline. / Gift-giving and inheritance strategies in late Roman law and legal practice. Donations, inheritance and property in the Nordic and Western world from late Antiquity until today. editor / Ole-Albert Rønning ; Helle Møller Sigh ; Helle Vogt. Vol. Abingdon Routledge, 2017. (Routledge studies in cultural history).

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