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Author: Amira El Azhary Sonbol

Title: Law and Gender Violence in Ottoman and Modern Egypt

Subtitle: -

In: Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History

Edited by: Amira El Azhary Sonbol

Place: Syracuse. NY

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Year: 1996

Pages: 277-289

Series: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0815626886 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-10: 0815603835 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century, 20th Century | African History: Egyptian History | Prosecution: Laws / Islamic Law


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Author: Amira E. Sonbol, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown

Abstract: »My contribution on gender violence raises questions regarding the causes and treatment of rape in Muslim history. Using shari'a court records, literature, press and police reports, and laws involving rape, I ask why modern Egypt laws do not recognize rape as ightisab, preferring to deal with such cases under different titles that make the offense more acceptable in a religious/traditional context, when before modernization of law, shari'a courts had no qualms about recognizing ightisab for waht it is and handling it accordingly.« (Source: Amira El Azhary Sonbol. »Introduction.« Women, the Family, and Divorce Laws in Islamic History. Edited by Amira E. Sonbol. Syracuse 1996: 17)


  Ta'a and Violence (p. 280)
  Violence and Rape (p. 285)


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