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By Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer's dazzlingly wealthy, deeply evocative novel of historical Egypt breathes existence into the figures of a misplaced period: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his spouse, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and sufferer; and the gods and mortals that encompass them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer's reincarnated protagonist is carried throughout the beautiful gardens of the royal harem, alongside the majestic move of the Nile, and into the terrifying conflict of conflict. a unprecedented paintings of inventiveness, historic Evenings lives on within the brain lengthy after the final web page has been became.

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As long as elite women had limited access to landed revenue – and this was the case until the second half of the fifteenth century – they were not fully incorporated into the economy, and were unable to make the most out of their share of their families’ inheritance. However, the opening up of the market in land and the general monetization of the fifteenth century allowed for greater economic integration of elite women, and, as a by-product, enhanced their position vis-`a-vis their husbands. 106 107 108 A.

1 An extraordinary feature of the poem is the realistic appreciation of Sitt alëArab’s contribution to the household economy. m¯an b. atayn, ed. M. Z¯ahid al-Kawthar¯ª (Cairo: D¯ar al-Kutub alMalikiyya, 1947), 196–98. , 189. It is rare to find husbands expressing their love for their wives so openly. On this poem see also Joseph Lowry, “Time, Form and Self: The Autobiography of Ab¯u Sh¯ama,” Edebiyˆat: Special Issue – Arabic Autobiography 712 (1997), 313–25. Ab¯u Sh¯ama, al-Dhayl, 196. 31 32 Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society Thus, Sitt al- ë Arab did not just bring honor to her husband.

Aw¯a ì ij ë al¯a ë a¯ dat al-jih¯az). mad b. ima was required to produce an itemization of her possessions in order to confirm her legal right over her dowry. The list is barely 42 43 44 45 46 J. Goody, “Bridewealth and Dowry in Africa and Euroasia”, in J. Goody and S. J. ), Bridewealth and Dowry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973). See also M. ” American Economic Review 93/4 (2003), 1385–98. ir al-D¯ªn and his financial affairs, see Little, Catalogue, 18; Donald P. aram ˇ ªf,” Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenl¨andischen Gesellschaft 131 (1981), 297–337, reprinted Aˇs-Sar¯ in his History and Historiography of the Maml¯uks (London: Variorum, 1986).

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