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Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society

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High rates of divorce, often taken to be a modern and western phenomenon, were also typical of medieval Islamic societies. By pitting these high rates of divorce against the Islamic ideal of marriage, Yossef Rapoport radically challenges usual assumptions about the legal inferiority of Muslim women and their economic dependence on men. He argues that marriages in late medi ...more
Hardcover, 156 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press (first published April 21st 2005)
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