Sanut very sensibly descants on the mischiefs of female succession, in a land
hostibus circumdata, ubi cuncta virilia et virtuosa esse deberent.
Yet, at the summons, and with the approbation, of her feudal lord, a noble damsel was obliged to choose a husband and champion (Assises de Jerusalem, c. 242, etc.). See in M. De Guignes (tom. i. p. 441 - 471) the accurate and useful tables of these dynasties, which are chiefly drawn from the Lignages d'Outremer.