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KNUTEL, Rolf. Uxores constrictae. Fundamina (Pretoria) [online]. 2014, vol.20, n.1, pp. 467-477. ISSN 2411-7870.
As becomes apparent if one studies pacta dotalia, the principle libera matrimonia esse antiquitus placuit did not apply quite as unrestrictedly as commonly assumed. These pacta could involve discrimination against women in the sense that a subsequent divorce would threaten their subsistence.