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Khul‘ Divorce in Egypt

How Family Courts Are Providing a ‘Dialogue’ between Husband and Wife

Nadia Sonneveld

In the year 2000, Egyptian women were given the right to unilateral divorce through a procedure called khul'. Khul' became the source of much controversy in Egyptian society, and most judges interviewed by the author expressed a negative viewpoint when asked about it. Nevertheless, the introduction of the Family Court system in 2004, with the explicit aim of solving marital disputes through mediation and communication, has made possible a 'dialogue' between husband and wife in a khul' procedure. This applies even in situations where mediators and judges profess an unfavourable opinion of women who file for khul' divorce.

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The Abduction of Romsey’s Abbess

Linda D. Brown

most: Pope Alexander III. He did not accept the marriage and worked over the course of nine years to dissolve it. By 1168, the Pope launched a successful attack when he backed a dubious dower claim on behalf of Constance of France. 27 Her marriage to

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Illegible Allegations

Navigating the Meanings of Rape in Colonial Algeria

Sarah Ghabrial

] to come voluntarily and have his parents provide [a sum] as dower for the young girl who, upon nubility, will be married to [the accused]. 33 In the margins beside this sentence is written, “Rejected by the parents of the accused.” When the

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Etty Terem

its approach to rape. She demonstrates that in requesting monetary compensatory remedies for rape (usually in an amount equivalent to the dower), Algerian women invoked local norms (customary practices or sharı¯‘a -based prescriptions). However, in

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The Good, the Bad, and the Dead

The Place of Destruction in the Organization of Social Life, Which Means Hierarchy

Frederick H. Damon

, white lynchers seized the victims’ knuckles, bones, skull or some other part of the body and treated them as icons to be treasured and proudly displayed.” This is a significant pattern in American culture. John Dower (1986: 65 ; footnotes omitted

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Richard Bessel

, 2004), 199–201. 45 John W. Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (New York: W. W. Norton, 1999), 176. 46 This argument is developed in detail in Bessel, Violence . 47 Michele C. Black, Kathleen C. Basile, Matthew J. Breiding

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Bringing Lebanon’s Civil War Home to Anglophone Literature

Alameddine’s Appropriation of Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Yousef Awad

-adopted to our hate, Dowered with our curse, and strangered with our oath, Take her, or leave her? (1.1.203–6) In I, the Divine , Sarah gets married to Omar under similarly controversial circumstances: she elopes with her Greek Orthodox lover without the

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Mireia Comas-Via

Translator : Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel

because of the possession of a dowry and a substantial dower, as well as the wedding and household “paraphernalia,” which were usually controlled by widows, and generous bequests from their husbands’ wills. The economic independence of women was mostly

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Pious Women in a “Den of Scorpions”

The Piety and Patronage of the Eleventh-Century Countesses of Brittany

Amy Livingstone

church. One of Havoise’s last acts was to make a gift herself to the abbey of St. Georges. 24 She gave her dower property to the nuns, along with additional land in Rennes and property on which the nuns could build two mills. 25 Havoise was a learned

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“Give Me Back My Son!”

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Emotion Talk, and the Gendering of Political Rhetoric

Linda E. Mitchell

X X X Release from Imprisonment X X X Orders Release of Prisoners X Receives Dower X X X X X Regent for Richard X X X With Richard re: Scots Homage X X Travels to Rome X X X Marriage of Richard and Berengaria X X X X X X Returns to England X X