- Hardcover: 156 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (21 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 052184715X
- ISBN-13: 978-0521847155
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.8 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,042,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) Hardcover – 21 Apr 2005
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'… Rapoport's study is a valuable and most welcome contribution to the literature on medieval Mamlūk society, especially with regard to the position of women in a patrilineal and patriarchal society.' Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam
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.See all Product description
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An interesting window into the changing thinking within the Moslem community (communities) on the treatment and rights of women. Reminds us of the changing treatment of women at different points through Christian history, and across Christian sects. Amazing how consistent economic factors are in shaping the "religious" beliefs about how women should be treated.