Examining women's estate rights in numerous societies around the whole medieval and early smooth Mediterranean, this quantity introduces a distinct comparative viewpoint to the complexities of gender relatives in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups. via person case reviews in response to city and rural, elite and non-elite, non secular and secular groups, Across the spiritual Divide provides the one nuanced background of the quarter that comes with peripheral parts resembling Portugal, the Aegean Islands, Dalmatia, and Albania into the vital narrative.
By bridging the present-day notional and cultural divide among Muslim and Judeo-Christian worlds with geographical and thematic coherence, this number of essays through most sensible overseas students specializes in ladies in courts of legislations and assets corresponding to notarial documents, testaments, criminal commentaries, and administrative files to supply the main complicated examine and light up actual connections throughout barriers of gender, faith, and culture.
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