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Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society (Hardcover, New)

Yossef Rapoport

Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization

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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 dimensions of gender relations. Using a variety of legal, documentary and literary sources, he demonstrates that women possessed a surprising level of economic independence, both within and outside marriage, and that women manipulated patriarchal ideals and used their economic leverage to initiate divorce as often as men. The book covers a range of topics including dowry, women's access to waged labour, and oaths of repudiation. It is a compelling read and promises to make a substantial contribution to the social history of a relatively understudied period.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Release date: April 2005
First published: 2005
Authors: Yossef Rapoport
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 137
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-84715-5
Barcode: 9780521847155
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Islam
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships > General
LSN: 0-521-84715-X

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