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Family law in Lebanon : marriage and divorce among the Druze

Author: Lubna Tarabey
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canda exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Library of modern Middle East studies, 142.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much of the life and ritual of the Druze in Lebanon appears mysterious to outsiders, as this esoteric sect remains closed to non-members. Lubna Tarabey, herself a member of this secretive community, is ideally-placed to offer insight into the family life, tradition and religious practices of the Druze. She reaches back to the 1970s, and the start of a civil war that shattered Lebanon along confessional lines, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lubna Tarabey
ISBN: 9780857722812 0857722816 9781306069564 1306069564
OCLC Number: 872700000
Language Note: Includes text in Arabic.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 302 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1. INTRODUCTION; Theoretical Framework; Scope and Methodology; Structure of this Book; 2. THE DRUZE; Historical Background; Druze Beliefs, Values and Practices; Structure of the Druze Community; Druze Socio-Political Presence in Lebanon; Change Among the Druze; 3. MARRIAGE AMONG THE DRUZE; The Tolbeh; The Official Engagement Celebration; Signing of the Marriage Contract; Wedding Party; Legal Background; Analysis of Marriage Practices; Concluding Remarks; 4. DIVORCE AMONG THE DRUZE; Legal Background; Analysis of Divorce Practice. Change: Case StudiesGeneral Findings; Pseudo-divorce; Concluding Remarks; 5. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE: A COMPARATIVE APPROACH; Divorce Rates; Marriage and Divorce: A Comparison; Limitations of the Comparative Study; 6. THE DRUZE: PERIPHERAL CHANGE; Peripheral Change; The Legal Setting; Social Change and Solidarity; APPENDIX A: PERSONAL STATUS LAWS OF THE DRUZE SECT IN LEBANON; APPENDIX B: SAMPLE OF MARRIAGE CONTRACT; APPENDIX C: ROLE OF THE ADJUDICATOR; APPENDIX D: DIVORCE CASE OF MAN MARRYING A NON-DRUZE; APPENDIX E: DIVORCE CASE INVOLVING A SOCIAL WORKER APPOINTED BY COURT TO HELP SPOUSES. Appendix f: divorce case brought before the court by husbandappendix g: marriage ceremonies among the ajaweed; appendix h: description of the court; appendix i: other causes for divorce mentioned in court records; glossary; notes; bibliography; index.
Series Title: Library of modern Middle East studies, 142.
Responsibility: Lubna Tarabey.

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