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Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Peter Robb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This volume examines the diaries of Richard Blechynden, a surveyor, architect, and builder in Calcutta. Sifting through anecdotes, extracts, and stories from over eighty volumes of diaries and ... More


Conclusions

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book has looked at women belonging to and living under medieval Islamic dynasties by comprehensively covering women under the Fatimid dynasty. To this dynasty were linked those women who, on ... More


Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

John L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Passages in the Old Testament that tell of violence against women have received intense scrutiny from feminist biblical critics, who have also decried the way these women's terrifying stories have ... More


David, Saul, and the Presentation of the Judges

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Prior scholarship on the rise of David in 1 Samuel 1–2, Samuel 8 and the period of the Judges in the book of Judges tends to treat each as separate literary entities. An analysis of both of these ... More


Kin and Concubine

Peter Robb

in Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the second phase of Richard Blechynden’s relationship with Charlotte. This phase illustrates the differences of opinion about proper conduct, particularly the conflict between ... More


Inside the Palace Walls: Life at Court

Delia Cortese and Simonetta Calderini

in Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617326
eISBN:
9780748671366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617326.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Having successfully fought against the Aghlabids, in 297/909 the Fatimids established themselves in the Aghlabids' former royal city of Raqqada by taking over their palaces and all the other ... More


Tolerance, Regulation and Rescue: Dishonoured women and abandoned children in Italy, 1300-1800

Brian Pullan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991296
eISBN:
9781526115034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991296.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book seeks to contribute to Italian social history and to deepen understanding of Catholic charity and social policy in past times. It focuses on two groups of disreputable (or at least ... More


Prostitutes and Concubines

Catherine Hezser

in Jewish Slavery in Antiquity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199280865
eISBN:
9780191712852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280865.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

One of the most fundamental characteristics of ancient slavery was the slave's lack of control over his or her own body. Slaves ‘were sexually available and completely subject to the will of their ... More


Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity

Keith McMahon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833763
eISBN:
9780824870805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833763.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

For centuries of Chinese history, polygamy and prostitution were closely linked practices that legitimized the “polygynous male,” the man with multiple sexual partners. Despite their strict ... More


Analysis of the Prices in Wife Sales

Matthew H. Sommer

in Polyandry and Wife-Selling In Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520287037
eISBN:
9780520962194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287037.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Legal cases document a wide range of brideprices in wife sales, which usually constituted very substantial sums for the people involved (equivalent to several years’ grain supply or wages for ... More


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