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Author Rapoport, Yossef, 1968-

Title Marriage, money and divorce in Medieval Islamic society / Jossef Rapoport.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 137 pages).
Series Cambridge studies in Islamic civilisation
Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-132) and index.
Summary 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 initiate divorce as often as men. The book makes a significant contribution to the social history of an understudied period.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Glossary; Abbreviations; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Marriage, divorce and the gender division of property; CHAPTER 2 Working women, single women and the rise of the female ribat; CHAPTER 3 The monetization of marriage; CHAPTER 4 Divorce, repudiation and settlement; CHAPTER 5 Repudiation and public power; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
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Subject Marriage -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- To 1500.
Marriage -- Syria -- Damascus -- History -- To 1500.
Marriage -- Jerusalem -- History -- To 1500.
Divorce -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- To 1500.
Divorce -- Syria -- Damascus -- History -- To 1500.
Divorce -- Jerusalem -- History -- To 1500.
Marriage (Islamic law)
Divorce (Islamic law)
Islamic countries -- Social conditions.
Islamic countries -- Social conditions.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rapoport, Yossef, 1968- Marriage, money and divorce in Medieval Islamic society. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005 (DLC) 2004058573
ISBN 0511121911 (electronic bk.)
9780511121913 (electronic bk.)
0511111541 (electronic bk.)
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0511111215 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511111211 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511497506 (ebook)
0511497504 (ebook)
9780521847155 (hardback)
052184715X (hardback)
052184715X (Cloth)
9780521045803 pbk