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Family Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean A Social History

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ISBN-10: 0521133270

ISBN-13: 9780521133272

Edition: 2017

Authors: Beshara B. Doumani

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In writings about Islam, women and modernity in the Middle East, family and religion are frequently invoked but rarely historicized. Accessibly written and based on a wide range of local sources, this book shows that there is no such thing as a typical Muslim or Arab family type. Rather, it reveals dramatic differences, even within the same cultural zone, in the ways that family was understood, organized and reproduced. By concentrating on family life in the Ottoman Empire, in particular in what is now Lebanon and Palestine, Beshara B. Doumani skilfully uses examples of family waqf endowments, lawsuits between kin, and other cases from the shari'a courts to reconstruct the stories and…    
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/8/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 370
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.98" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Beshara B. Doumani is the Joukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East History and the Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University, Rhode Island. He is the author of Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900 (1995) and the editor of Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property, and Gender (2003).