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By Jutta Gisela Sperling, Shona Kelly Wray

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Examining women's estate rights in several societies around the complete medieval and early smooth Mediterranean, this quantity introduces a special comparative viewpoint to the complexities of gender kinfolk in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups. via person case reports in keeping with city and rural, elite and non-elite, spiritual and secular groups, Across the non secular Divide offers the one nuanced background of the quarter that includes peripheral components equivalent to 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 number of essays by means of best overseas students specializes in ladies in courts of legislation and assets corresponding to notarial documents, testaments, criminal commentaries, and administrative documents to supply the main complicated examine and remove darkness from actual connections throughout limitations of gender, faith, and culture.

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65. ” 66. Marina Tolmacheva, “Female Piety and Patronage in the Medieval ‘Hajj,’ ” in Women in the Medieval Islamic World, 161–180. 67. Rapoport, Marriage, Money, and Divorce, 44–45; Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love, ed. Elisabeth Dutton (Lanham, MD, 2008). 68. Hunt, “Women in Ottoman and Western European Law Courts”; Caroline Brettel and David Kertzer, “Advances in Italian and Iberian Family History,” Journal of Family History 12 (1987): 87–120. Caroline Brettell’s comparative study on dowry exchange, “Kinship and Contract,” is limited to the Christian areas of the Mediterranean.

Avignonese citizenship could follow the mother’s status or result from satisfaction of the requirements of residence and possession of real estate. 23 A small fee of one obol was paid to formalize the acquirement of citizenship. 24 No evidence indicates social or professional favoritism for either citizens or papal courtiers. The latter participated in all professional activities without any restrictions due to their status. They possessed real estate, bought, traded, lived, and died like the citizens.

The new pope eventually compromised with the monks, subsequently authoring several series of canons dealing with liturgical rites, laws of inheritance, and some personal status codes. Ibn Turayk’s canons are by no means as rigid as Cyril’s with regard to the regulation of the clergy’s authority and responsibilities; rather, they are much more concerned with the proper administering of liturgical rites. However, like Cyril, Ibn Turayk is attentive to the clergy’s private life and upholds members to a standard that forbids them from being in situations that may lead to sexual promiscuity.

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