The Position of the Woman in the Inheritance Law in Accordance with Armeno-Kipchak Law Documents
(55th Meeting, 2012)
It has been known that old habits and customs which belonged to Turks in the old Turkish legal system, especially in the field of civil law, form the main source in which nations are living together in the large Asian geography through building cultural exchanges which were also reflected in the legal system. Töre Bitigi and other legal documents which were redrawn up with Kipchak additions in western Ukraine in the first quarter of the 16th century (1523) were utilized as a source in applications related to civil and criminal law in Armenian-Kipchak court in the same century should be mentioned as a historical source related to the subject. These documents are of Polish and Armenian origin and original Kipchak articles were added during translation from Polish to Kipchak and the section which is called “Law of rules or procedure” can be regarded as the main source according to Turkish / Kipchak history of law and the presence of the legal vocabulary. In this presentation, the status of women in inheritance law will be discussed in the light of Armenian-Kipchak Legal documents through taking into consideration the subject of “Hierarchy and Status in the Altay World” which was set fort the 55th PIAC meeting.