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A History of the Crusades, Vol. 3: The Fourteenth and by Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard

By Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard

The six volumes of A historical past of the Crusades will stand because the definitive historical past of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of data and research of the background, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international

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Symbolic or actual” and “extension,” Haeri, 34–38. “Slave of passion,” Yonan, 18; and Qajar prince, Javadi, 78. 11:40 P1: SBT 052183581Xc01 CUNY636B/Sedghi 0 521 83581 X The Qajar Dynasty, Patriarchal Households, and Women May 20, 2007 29 Data is scarce on property ownership, but where there was property, legal inheritance rights favored men. Shi’i Islam assigned a daughter a share half as large as her brother’s, while a wife’s share was one-eighth as large as her son’s; the husband’s share of his wife’s legacy, on the other hand, was one-fourth that of her children.

The court women of the Achemenian Empire practiced it in the sixth-century. It also existed in the Byzantine and Sassanian Empires before it spread to Muslim Arabs in the seventh-century. During the early twentieth-century, Iranian women were publicly veiled, though they wore different customs in different parts of the country. With the 1936 unveiling decree (Kashf-e Hejab), wealthy urban and educated women abandoned the veil, while the rest of the society continued to practice veiling in accordance with its local traditions.

11:40 P1: SBT 052183581Xc01 CUNY636B/Sedghi 0 521 83581 X The Qajar Dynasty, Patriarchal Households, and Women May 20, 2007 33 feasts). ” While it is inarguable that the practice of seclusion fostered a certain public invisibility, it hardly impeded the mobility and workplace activity of women engaged in the struggle for survival. The work of these women usually differed from that of men in their families, yet it was part of a joint struggle against poverty. Nonetheless, both husbands and employers controlled women’s work.

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