Inheritance: Contemporary Practice: Arab States
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The last decades have seen major shifts in academic studies about women and inheritance. If earlier work often considered legal texts either as having a determining impact on social practice or as irrelevant for social practice, more recent work questions such dichotomies and investigates the multiple, complex relation…

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Moors, Annelies, “Inheritance: Contemporary Practice: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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