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Dlhá cesta k právnej emancipácii ženy v rodinných a majetkových vzťahoch
The long road to the legal emancipation of women in family and property relations

Author(s): Miriam Laclavíková, Adriana Švecová
Subject(s): History of Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Social history, Gender history, Social development, Social differentiation, Sociology of Law
Published by: Historický ústav SAV
Keywords: Woman; Law; Status; Property Rights; Emancipation; Women’s Rights; Gender Equality; Equality of Rights; Kingdom of Hungary; Czechoslovak Republic;

Summary/Abstract: The authors discuss the legal emancipation of the Slovak or Hungarian woman in family and property relations (as both these relations determine the status of each human individual) which took place in two stages; Firstly, it was while the first original medieval law, which was preserved even in the modern concept of the patriarchal family and subordinate position of women, was effective. Secondly, it was during the century when modern law was born, namely from 1848 to 1948, when women became independent and emancipated in both social and legal relations. The authors identify the key legal norms that helped to create and configure the milestones on the slow and long road to female emancipation and transformation of the social and legal awareness of Slovak society. The ambition of the authors is to point out the general conclusions about the status of Slovak woman, reached after reviewing the legal norms, court decisions and jurisprudence.

  • Issue Year: 66/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 599-628
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Slovak