Examining women's estate rights in several societies around the complete medieval and early glossy Mediterranean, this quantity introduces a special comparative viewpoint to the complexities of gender relatives 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 offers the single nuanced background of the quarter that includes peripheral components reminiscent of 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 choice of essays through most sensible overseas students specializes in ladies in courts of legislations and resources reminiscent of notarial documents, testaments, criminal commentaries, and administrative files to provide the main complicated examine and light up actual connections throughout barriers of gender, faith, and culture.
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