|The Influence of the Napoleonic Code on the Family Laws of the Romanians from Transylvania (1850–1900)|
|The evolution of family laws in Transylvania during the period 1850-1900, reflects both control of the church, wich was in authority in matters of marriage and divorce, and of the state institutions, wich takes control in the end of the XIX-th century over the private life of the individuals.
The state (the Austrian and the Hungarian one) was directly involved in the family dynamics and the series of laws passed between 1894–1895 accentuated and stimulated the state jurisdiction over the marital status.
This research is meant present, describe and analyze how the Napoleonic Code influenced the Romanian legislation from Transylvania. Particular attention is paid to reconstitute the matrimonial behaviour of the population and the way in wich the individuals related to the intrusion of laymanship and modernity.
The paper is based on published sources such as the Austrian Civil Code, the Romanian press and specialized texts (circular letters, brochures, etc.).|