Salic law

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the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes

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John Najemy's essay on Leon Battista Alberti's Della famiglia as a parody and a critique of Florentine obsessions with patrilineal succession drives a stake into the heart of the argument that Alberti shared the blatant misogyny of his least lovable interlocutors.
Kathryn Bernhardt demonstrates that the major changes in women's property rights over this period resulted not from household division, but from patrilineal succession.
Although Richard is a voice for misogyny in this play, he depends on women--his own mother, his wife Anne, and Edward's Queen Elizabeth--to legitimate his claim to the English throne: "This dependence signals the weakness not only of Richard's claim to the throne but of patriarchal structures in general, exposing the myth of patrilineal succession in which power is imagined as passing from father to son as if no women were involved" (99).
The sexual threat she already embodies is exacerbated by killing the King, making her menace twofold; not only does she disrupt the chain of patrilineal succession of property, but she commits regicide (the ultimate disruption of patrilineal succession), threatening to undermine the State.
Thus while women who willfully do what they should certainly further the projects of chastity, marriage, and patrilineal succession that characterize social normalcy, those projects appear as work and women are revealed to be the key workers.