International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Cases of dispute resolution over dowries and hereditary assets in Corfu (18th-19th c.)


The study concerns the extrajudicial resolution of disputes over dowries and hereditary assets, which are registered in the notarial books of Corfu, one of the Ionian Islands, in the 18th and 19th centuries. The opposing parties can resort to arbitration, invoke the intervention of common “unknown” friends or resorve their differences by themselves. The quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the dowries and inherited assets highlight the social and economic status of the parties involved.