Posted by Laura W on April 21, 1998 at 11:41:09:
In response to Napoleonic Code, written by Caroline on April 20, 1998 at 12:32:46
] The code was a legal system that was really quite advanced, allowing women considerable legal rights, and permeates French Law even today.
What sorts of legal rights did the Napoleonic Code grant to women? As recently as five years ago, a woman in Louisiana (U.S. state with most of its laws rooted in Napoleonic Code) couldn't get her refrigerator repaired without her husband's signature.
Of course, in Louisiana, they blame Napoleonic code for everything! :-)
- Plus ca change. . . . Ken 07:55:01 4/22/98 (2)
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