Cousin Marriage in the Middle East

Cousin Marriage in the Middle East

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cousin marriage is at least allowed throughout the Middle East.[1] Anthropologists have debated the significance of the practice; some view it as the defining feature of the Middle Eastern kinship system while others note that overall rates of cousin marriage have varied sharply between different Middle Eastern communities. There is very little numerical evidence of rates of cousin marriage in the past.[2] In many cases there is not only a preference but a right to marry the father's brother's daughter, wherein if the girl's family wishes to marry her to anyone else they must first get the permission of the father's brother's son. This custom may be upheld even despite a great age difference between cousins.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Strupress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135627554
  • 9786135627558