Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History edited by Amira El Azhary Sonbol ; with a foreword by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea.

By: Sonbol, Amira El AzharyMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary issues in the Middle EastPublication details: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 1996Edition: 1st edDescription: xvi, 357 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0815626894 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0815626886 (alk. paper); 0815603835 (pbk. : alk. paper)Uniform titles: English Subject(s): Muslim women -- History. Women -- Legal status, laws, etc. (Islamic law) -- Arab countries. Domestic relations (Islamic law) -- Arab countries. Divorce (Islamic law)LOC classification: HQ 1170 .W84 1996

Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-329) and index. Contents: Women and citizenship in the Qur'an / Barbara Freyer Stowasser -- Women and modernization : a reevaluation / Afaf Lutfi al-Sayyid Marsot -- La femme arabe : women and sexuality in France's North African Empire / Julia Clancy-Smith -- Organization of culture and the construction of the family in the modern Middle East / Peter Gran -- Women, law and imperial justice in Ottoman Istanbul in the late seventeeth century / Fariba Zarinebaf-Shahr -- The family and gender laws in Egypt during the Ottoman period / Abdal-Rehim Abdal-Rahman Abdal-Rehim -- The divorce between Zubaida Hatun and Esseid Osman Aga : women in eighteenth-century Shari`a court of Rumelia / Svetlana Ivanova -- Muslim women in court according to the Sijill of late Ottoman Jaffa and Haifa : some methodological notes / Iris Agmon -- Marriage among merchant families in seventeenth-century Cairo / Nelly Hanna -- The ties that bound : women and households in eighteenth-century Egypt / Mary Ann Fay -- Drawing boundaries and defining spaces : women and space in Ottoman Iraq / Dina Rizk Khouri -- Textual differentiation in the Damascus Sijill : religious discrimination or politics of gender? / Najwa al-Qattan -- Reflections on the personal laws of Egyptian Copts / Mohamad Afifi -- The rights of children and the responsibilities of women : women as Wasis in Ottoman Aleppo, 1770-1840 / Margaret L. Meriwether -- Adults and minors in Ottoman shari`a courts and modern law / Amira El Azhary Sonbol -- Confined, battered, and repudiated women in Tunis since the eighteenth century / Dalenda Largueche -- Law and gender violence in Ottoman and modern Egypt / Amira El Azhary Sonbol -- Women and society in the Tulip Era, 1718-1730 / Madeline C. Zilfi.

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