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Authenticating Marriage: The Decree Tametsi in a Comparative Global Perspective

D'Avray, D; Menski, W; (2019) Authenticating Marriage: The Decree Tametsi in a Comparative Global Perspective. Rechtsgeschichte - Legal History , 27 pp. 71-89. Green open access

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Abstract

The most common form of global history traces the growing power of the West and tries to explain it. There is a parallel story of the expansion of Christianity, in which the influence of the Council of Trent on the world as a whole deserves a more prominent place than it has received. But there is another kind of global history: the comparative sort. This article looks at the Council of Trent’s solution to the problem of clandestine marriages in a comparative perspective, showing how the problems it faced are paralleled in three other societies, but also that a unique mechanism for dealing w

Type: Article
Title: Authenticating Marriage: The Decree Tametsi in a Comparative Global Perspective
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://rg.rg.mpg.de/en/article_id/1240
Language: English
Additional information: Dieser Beitrag steht unter einer Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Keywords: Tametsi, Sharia, Pakistan, Trent, Hardwicke
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1544255
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