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Title: Salic law

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Subject: History
Author: Albert W
Date: April 15, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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Good evidence of the societies stress on male dominance can be found in Title XXIV, where it states that for killing a boy under the age of ten is 600 shillings, whereas killing a barren women is only 200 shillings. Salic law also seems to have a hint of racism, especially toward Romans. As in the law under Title XLI, where it clearly implies that killing a Frank or barbarian under the salic lawis simply anathema, whereas if you were to kill a Roman, At worst youd pay the price of 3 of the kings cattle, or by a distorted Salic veiwpoint raping 3-4 women...

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As in the law under Title XLI, where it clearly implies that killing a Frank or barbarian under the salic lawis simply anathema, whereas if you were to kill a Roman, At worst youd pay the price of 3 of the kings cattle, or by a distorted Salic veiwpoint raping 3-4 women. In other words 6 Romans are equal to the worth of one Frank who is in relation with the king (which seems to elevate your status, probably due to the fuedal system)...

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