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Marriage, money and divorce in Medieval Islamic society

Author: Yossef Rapoport
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In medieval Islamic society, divorce was commonplace. Although Islamic law regarded it as a patriarchal privilege, the prevalence of divorce undermined the social order by destabilizing households and increasing the number of unattached single women. In this fascinating account of domestic life in Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem, Yossef Rapoport explores this trend through a radical rethink of the economic and legal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yossef Rapoport
ISBN: 052184715X 9780521847155
OCLC Number: 56904863
Description: xii, 137 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Marriage, divorce, and the gender division of property --
Working women, single women, and the rise of the female ribat --
The monetization of marriage --
Divorce, repudiation, and settlement --
Repudiation and public power.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Jossef Rapoport.
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Yossef Rapoport explores the prevalence of divorce in medieval Islamic society. In so doing, he reveals that women possessed a surprising level of economic independence which they manipulated to  Read more...

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