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

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

by Ruth Lamdan
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'…a colourful insight into the world of Jewish women of sixteenth-century Palestine…'
Andreas Kaplony, H-Net Reviews, 2004.'
…a wonderfully readable piece of scholarship.'
Judy Baumel, Ha’aretz, 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004117471
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Brill's Series in Jewish Studies Series , #26
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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