Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) by Yossef Rapoport
English | May 23, 2005 | ISBN: 052184715X | 156 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
High rates of divorce, often taken to be a modern and western phenomenon, were also typical of medieval Islamic societies. By pitting these high rates of divorce against the Islamic ideal of marriage,Yossef Rapoport radically challenges usual assumptions about the legal inferiority of Muslim women and their economic dependence on men. He argues that marriages in late medieval Cairo, Damascus and Jerusalem had little in common with the patriarchal models advocated by jurists and moralists.