The Resource The Republic of Cousins : women's oppression in Mediterranean society, Germaine Tillion ; translated by Quintin Hoare

The Republic of Cousins : women's oppression in Mediterranean society, Germaine Tillion ; translated by Quintin Hoare

Label
The Republic of Cousins : women's oppression in Mediterranean society
Title
The Republic of Cousins
Title remainder
women's oppression in Mediterranean society
Statement of responsibility
Germaine Tillion ; translated by Quintin Hoare
Title variation
Women's oppression in Mediterranean society
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The social position of women in many of the countries ringing the Mediterranean is notoriously inferior. Across North Africa and along much of the Mediterranean's eastern shore, the 'crime of honour' - in which a woman suspected of having violated a stringent code of sexual behaviour is murdered by members of her own family - is rarely punished severely. Women spend their entire lives under the formal control and 'protection'of their fathers, brothers, husbands ... Germaine Tillion argues that this extreme form of oppression is not an aberration specific to Islam, but part of a legacy from pagan prehistory that weighs upon Christian and Muslim society alike. The rise of the Republic of Cousins was a unique Mediterranean social innovation whereby the immemorial incest taboo was relaxed and marriage between first cousins in the paternal line became common. It set the stage for the debasement of the female condition and for much else besides, from economic expansionism to high birthrates. In the hinterlands of the Mediterranean's northern shore, the Republic of Cousins ultimately gave way to the modern Republic of Citizens, though not without leaving deep traces in European and eventually American society. On the southern shore it still persists widely to this day, and many of its practices have been absorbed into Islam so profoundly that they are considered Islamic in origin by the peoples of Morocco and Algeria themselves. In support of her thesis Tillion draws upon authors as diverse as Herodotus, Saint Paul, and Ibn Khaldun, on legend and literature, ethnography and personal history, sociological investigation and fascinating anecdote."
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Tillion, Germaine
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Le Harem et les cousins
LC call number
HQ1784
LC item number
.T513 1983
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hoare, Quintin
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  • Women
  • Harems
  • Women
  • Kinship
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Harem
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Harem
  • Harems
  • Kinship
  • Women
  • Women
  • Vrouwendiscriminatie
  • Huwelijksgebruiken
  • Frau
  • Frau
  • Arab countries
  • Mittelmeerraum
  • Mittelmeerraum
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http://books.google.com/books?id=e1y3AAAAIAAJ
Label
The Republic of Cousins : women's oppression in Mediterranean society, Germaine Tillion ; translated by Quintin Hoare
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Le harem et les cousins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The noble Mediterranean peoples -- From the Republic of Brothers-In-Law to the Republic of Cousins -- Keeping it to oneself -- The Maghreb in the butter age -- 'Lo, our wedding-feast is come, o my brother' -- Nobility according to Averroes and nobility according to Ibn Khaldun -- Conflict with God -- Bourgeois snobbery -- Women and the veil
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780863561009
Lccn
84125873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17413776
  • (OCoLC)ocm17413776
Label
The Republic of Cousins : women's oppression in Mediterranean society, Germaine Tillion ; translated by Quintin Hoare
Publication
Note
Translation of: Le harem et les cousins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The noble Mediterranean peoples -- From the Republic of Brothers-In-Law to the Republic of Cousins -- Keeping it to oneself -- The Maghreb in the butter age -- 'Lo, our wedding-feast is come, o my brother' -- Nobility according to Averroes and nobility according to Ibn Khaldun -- Conflict with God -- Bourgeois snobbery -- Women and the veil
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9780863561009
Lccn
84125873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17413776
  • (OCoLC)ocm17413776

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