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Stanley Chojnacki

complicate the Venetian patriciate’s lineage orientation. The largest element of the property that accompanied women to their marriages was the dowry. It is not the place here to synthesize the vast scholarship on dowries in Renaissance Italy, but it is

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Hussein A. Alhawamdeh

as part of the marriage dowry of Charles II from the Portuguese Princess Catherine, as will be discussed later. The performance of Dryden-Davenant's The Enchanted Island was conducted during the English occupation of Tangier. The adoption of the

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Securing Intergenerational Kin Relationships and a House of One's Own

Muslims' Ways of Ageing Well in Kerala, India

Willemijn de Jong

The author explores trajectories of creating well-being with regard to old age in a poor Muslim community in Kerala, India. Theoretically, she draws on the nonstate-led concept of 'inclusive social security' and links it with the anthropology of the house. In doing so she takes approaches of 'making' kinship, gender, age as well as citizenship into account. Care and respect for the elderly result from strong but gendered intergenerational kin relationships in and around the house, which they establish for a large part themselves. Governmental and civil provisions play an enabling or supplementary role. Elderly women, particularly widows, benefit from property relationships that are less gendered. Surprisingly, there is a remarkable tendency of creating house ownership, and thus of bargaining power, for women in this community. It is suggested that this is effected by a combination of Muslim inheritance rules, recent dowry-giving practices and Kerala's matrilineal history.

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Itzhak Galnoor, Public Management in Israel: Development, Structure, Functions and Reforms Review by Assaf Meydani

Avi Raz, The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War Review by Paul L. Scham

Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Theocratic Democracy: The Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism Review by Benyamin Neuberger

Alan Dowty, Israel/Palestine, 3rd ed. Review by Myron J. Aronoff

Eyal Chowers, The Political Philosophy of Zionism: Trading Jewish Words for a Hebraic Land Review by Allan Arkush

Etan Bloom, Arthur Ruppin and the Production of Pre-Israeli Culture Review by Arieh Saposnik

Laura Zittrain Eisenberg and Neil Caplan, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities, 2nd ed. Review by Jonathan Mendilow

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Mireia Comas-Via

Translator : Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel

, but also the consequences of the application of the law through judicial proceedings in which widows demanded that their rights be respected. The Inadequacy of the Dowry System Several factors influenced the socioeconomic situation of widows, but most

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Anna Saunders and Peter De Ville

scarlet comb stands, how she must not recoil from his rubbery wattle, flinch at the sound of his scratching spurs. No need to feel alone now. She will lie in the satin sheets of her family’s dowry as he perches on the bed head

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Native Marriage “Soviet” and “Russian” Style

The Political Economy of Desire and Competing Matrimonial Emotions

Vera Skvirskaja

dowry and the size and timing of the bride-price. The social status of a household in terms of wealth and the educational and occupational achievements of its members play a significant role in choosing marriage partners. However, the main goal in a

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Moisés Orfali

. Salomon ben Adret, 1235–1310), one of the greatest codifiers and Talmudists of his time. 20 Article 6 stipulated that on the death of either partner, the heirs should pay the cost of the burial and shrouds from the estate. 21 As to the wife's dowry

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‘Dice la nuestra novia’ (Says Our Bride)

Music and Poetry in the Wedding Songs of the Moroccan Sephardim

Susana Weich-Shahak

de novia , with which the Moroccan Sephardim accompanied the different stages that made up the Sephardi wedding: courtship and choice of partner, engagement, the preparation and exhibition of the dowry, the bride's ritual bath, the marriage ceremony

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‘Money on the Street’ as a Hoard

How Informal Moneylenders Remain Unbanked

Martin Fotta

“meat was never lacking” in his household. When a man marries, he starts living in a house or tent that is furnished by the bride’s family and becomes responsible for providing for his household. He lends ‘his’ and ‘his wife’s’ money—the dowry—to other