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Examining women's estate rights in several societies around the complete medieval and early smooth Mediterranean, this quantity introduces a distinct comparative point of view to the complexities of gender kinfolk in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups. via person case stories in keeping with city and rural, elite and non-elite, non secular and secular groups, Across the non secular Divide provides the single nuanced background of the area that comes with peripheral components comparable to Portugal, the Aegean Islands, Dalmatia, and Albania into the imperative 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 way of best overseas students makes a speciality of ladies in courts of legislations and resources reminiscent of notarial documents, testaments, felony commentaries, and administrative documents to provide the main complicated study and remove darkness from genuine connections throughout obstacles of gender, faith, and culture.

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44. Bellomo, Ricerche sui rapporti patrimoniali, 64; Maria Teresa Guerra Medici, L’aria di città: Donne e diritti nel comune medievale (Naples, 1996), 121–122. 45. During the Council of Trent, Charles de Guise—Cardinal of Lorraine, superdelegate from France—demanded the abolition of clandestine marriages because they facilitated informal separations. Clandestine marriages were particularly widespread in early modern Portugal. , Concilium Tridentinum: Diariorum, Actorum, Epistularum, Tractatuum Nova Collectio: Concilii Tridentini Actorum, vol.

As stated at the opening of this chapter, Cyril’s opposition came mainly from the bishops of Lower Egypt, who accused the pope’s companions of being morally inferior. ” They said to him: “George (Girga), bishop of Abtna, and Abraham (Ibraham), bishop of Dibkua, and Pistos (Bistus) who was a monk who had cast aside the askim5 and had married a wife, and Banub the scribe, and Abu’l-Karam [Abu al-Karam] the monk. ”6 The author of this manuscript makes it clear that he does not agree with the bishops’ accusations, which, he argues, were nothing more than a temptation from Satan to cast judgment on their leader.

E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, and W. P. entry=islam_COM-0003. 19. Slavery was an important part of medieval European economics and perhaps for that reason played such an integral role in medieval society. D. 300–900 (Cambridge, 2001). 20. This is a reference to vaginismus. 21. Burmester, “The Canons of Cyril III Ibn Laklak, 75th Patriarch of Alexandria,” Bulletin de la Société d’Archiologie Copte 12, no. 1 (1946–1947): 118. 22. , 120. 23. Especially Summa on Marriage, composed by Raymond Penyafort, who was appointed by Gregory IX, includes much of the same discussion on the physical impediments of sex, which impediments may annul a marriage, the object of copulation, and proper seasons for abstaining from sexual intercourse.

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