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Disputing the Emotional Estate. Moral and Financial Inheritance in Vigdis Hjorth’s Will and Testament (2016) and Helga Hjorth’s Free Will (2017)

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Disputing the Emotional Estate. Moral and Financial Inheritance in Vigdis Hjorth’s Will and Testament (2016) and Helga Hjorth’s Free Will (2017). / Selmer, Bodil.

I: Law and Literature, 2021.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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