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Title:The misfortunes of some - the advantages of others: land sales by women in Sinnar
Author:Spaulding, J.ISNI
Book title:African women and the law; historical perspectives / ed. by M.J. Hay and M. Wright
Year:1982
Pages:3-18
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:customary law
land law
women
law
history
Funj polity
Abstract:Aim of this study is to illuminate some aspects of social change in the period 1700-1821 in Sinnar, a Funj kingdom which dominated much of the Nile valley between Egypt and Ethiopia. It is primarily based on private Urkunde: documents with legal content, produced by private individuals. It addresses two interrelated questions: Why was anyone in 18th-century Sinnar selling cultivable farmland? And: Why were the sellers women? Notes, tab.
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