Marriage and matrimonial property in ancient Egypt
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Marriage and matrimonial property in ancient Egypt a contribution to establishing the legal position of the woman by P. W. Pestman

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Published by E. J. Brill in Leiden .
Written in English


  • Marriage (Egyptian law),
  • Marital property (Egyptian law)

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Edition Notes

Statementdoor Pieter Willem Pestman.
LC ClassificationsLAW
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 218 p.
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5628014M
LC Control Number68051893

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Etymology. The word "marriage" derives from Middle English mariage, which first appears in – in turn is derived from Old French, marier (to marry), and ultimately Latin, marītāre, meaning to provide with a husband or wife and marītāri meaning to get married. The adjective marīt-us -a, -um meaning matrimonial or nuptial could also be used in the masculine form as a noun.   Overview of Mariage and Divorce Laws in Egypt Discrimination in Egypt’s divorce system starts long before a woman files for divorce. In fact, it begins with marriage itself. Marriage in community of property is the default matrimonial property system and will apply in every marriage where the parties enter into the marriage without executing or registering an Antenuptial Contract beforehand. With this system, all the assets and liabilities which the parties had prior to the marriage or acquired during the marriageFile Size: KB. Marriage in ancient Rome (conubium) was a strictly monogamous institution: a Roman citizen by law could have only one spouse at a time. The practice of monogamy distinguished the Greeks and Romans from other ancient civilizations, in which elite males typically had multiple -Roman monogamy may have arisen from the egalitarianism of the democratic and republican political systems of.