By Jutta Sperling,Shona Kelly Wray

ISBN-10: 0415995868

ISBN-13: 9780415995863

Examining women's estate rights in numerous societies around the complete medieval and early glossy Mediterranean, this quantity introduces a different comparative viewpoint to the complexities of gender family members in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups. via person case stories in accordance with city and rural, elite and non-elite, non secular and secular groups, Across the non secular Divide provides the single nuanced historical past of the sector that comes with peripheral parts comparable to Portugal, the Aegean Islands, Dalmatia, and Albania into the relevant 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 through best overseas students makes a speciality of ladies in courts of legislations and resources resembling notarial documents, testaments, criminal commentaries, and administrative files to supply the main complicated study and light up genuine connections throughout barriers of gender, faith, and culture.

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