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Marriage Practices: Egypt: Nineteenth to early twentieth century
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Egyptians transformed their marriage practices and fashioned a modern family ideology. This article will discuss three factors that promoted change. First, the autonomous Egyptian khedivate (a province of the Ottoman Empire) reorganized its judicial system, including the shariʿa court system, which adjudicated Muslim family law. Procedural and organizational chang…

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Kenneth M. Cuno, “Marriage Practices: Egypt: Nineteenth to early twentieth century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002124>
First published online: 2017

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