By Jutta Sperling,Shona Kelly Wray
Examining women's estate rights in several societies around the complete medieval and early glossy Mediterranean, this quantity introduces a different comparative viewpoint to the complexities of gender family in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups. via person case experiences in keeping with city and rural, elite and non-elite, non secular and secular groups, Across the non secular Divide offers the single nuanced historical past of the zone that includes peripheral components comparable to Portugal, the Aegean Islands, Dalmatia, and Albania into the significant narrative.
By bridging the present-day notional and cultural divide among Muslim and Judeo-Christian worlds with geographical and thematic coherence, this selection of essays by means of best foreign students specializes in girls in courts of legislation and resources corresponding to notarial files, testaments, felony commentaries, and administrative documents to supply the main complex study and remove darkness from actual connections throughout barriers of gender, faith, and culture.
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Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800) (Routledge Research in Gender and History) by Jutta Sperling,Shona Kelly Wray