A Separate People: Jewish Women in Palestine, Syria and Egypt in the Sixteenth Century

Jewish Women in Palestine, Syria and Egypt in the 16th Century
 
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 12. Juni 2000
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 307 Seiten
978-90-04-11747-1 (ISBN)
 
This major new contribution to the history of women examines the special status accorded to women in the Jewish communities of the Eastern Mediterranean provinces of the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period. Topics examined include their daily life and the social norms governing them, polygamy, divorce, child marriage, and the position of female slaves. Based on a detailed analysis of Hebrew and Arabic manuscript sources, legal and other, this first study of the subject in English opens up an almost unknown world of women to the modern researcher.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
  • |
  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • mit Schutzumschlag
  • Höhe: 247 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
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  • Dicke: 26 mm
  • 726 gr
978-90-04-11747-1 (9789004117471)
9004117474 (9004117474)
Ruth Lamdan Ph.D. (1992) has taught for many years in the Department of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University and is a research member in the Institute for Diaspora Research in Tel Aviv.
"...a colourful insight into the world of Jewish women of sixteenth-century Palestine..." - Andreas Kaplony, in: H-Net Reviews, 2004
"...a wonderfully readable piece of scholarship." - Judy Baumel, in: Ha'aretz, 2001
This major new contribution to the history of women examines the special status accorded to women in the Jewish communities of the Eastern Mediterranean provinces of the Ottoman Empire in the early modern period. Topics examined include their daily life and the social norms governing them, polygamy, divorce, child marriage, and the position of female slaves. Based on a detailed analysis of Hebrew and Arabic manuscript sources, legal and other, this first study of the subject in English opens up an almost unknown world of women to the modern researcher.

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