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By Jutta Gisela Sperling, Shona Kelly Wray

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Examining women's estate rights in numerous societies around the complete medieval and early smooth Mediterranean, this quantity introduces a distinct comparative viewpoint to the complexities of gender kinfolk in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian groups. via person case stories according to city and rural, elite and non-elite, spiritual and secular groups, Across the spiritual Divide offers the one nuanced background of the sector that comes with peripheral components akin to Portugal, the Aegean Islands, Dalmatia, and Albania into the vital narrative.

By bridging the present-day notional and cultural divide among Muslim and Judeo-Christian worlds with geographical and thematic coherence, this choice of essays by way of best overseas students makes a speciality of ladies in courts of legislations and resources similar to notarial documents, testaments, criminal commentaries, and administrative files to supply the main complicated examine and light up actual connections throughout barriers of gender, faith, and culture.

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Notes sur le système successoral florentin (XIVe/XVe–XVIIe siècles),” Clio 7 (1998): 51–72; Chabot, “Risorse e diritti patrimoniali,” Il lavoro delle donne, ed. Angela Groppi (Roma, 1996), 56; Chabot, “Lineage Strategies and the Control of Widows in Renaissance Florence,” Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Sandra Cavallo and Lyndan Warner (Harlow, Essex, UK, 1999), 127–144; Eleanor Riemer, 22 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Jutta Gisela Sperling and Shona Kelly Wray “Women, Dowries, and Capital Investment in Thirteenth-Century Siena,” in The Marriage Bargain: Women and Dowries in European History, ed.

For more on Islamic law and dhimmi status, see Antoine Fattal, Le statut legal des non-musulmans en pays d’Islam (Beirut, 1958); “How Dhimmis Were Judged in the Islamic World,” trans. Susan Pickford, in Muslims and Others in Early Islamic Society, ed. Robert Hoyland (Burlington, VT, 2004), 83–102. 36 Maryann Shenoda 2. The reader should note that the Coptic Church underwent a translation movement beginning in the tenth century. Arabic began to be used more regularly in secular administration, and the Coptic language was relegated to liturgical services and the private sphere.

The Latin canonical tradition eventually led to the appointment of canonists, lawyers, judges, ecclesiastical courts, and teachers of canon law; the establishment of universities; and an intellectual and philosophical tradition that was not the case with the Coptic canonical tradition. The Coptic canonical tradition was not as complex, and in many cases the pope or bishop was the judge, regardless of his education or experience. For more on the Western canonical tradition, see James A. Brundage, Medieval Canon Law (New York, 1995).

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