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By Jan Bremmer,Lourens Van Den Bosch

Between Poverty and the Pyre examines the background of the adventure of widowhood throughout assorted cultures. It brings jointly a suite of essays by way of historians, anthropologists and philologists. The publication exhibits how tough it really is to outline the 'typical' widow, because the studies of those ladies have differed so greatly, now not just because in their assorted time classes and destinations, but in addition becuase in their various criminal and spiritual prestige and fiscal conditions.
The learn is diversified with topics ranging from:
*Hindu better halves who their husbands to the pyre
*widows who have been burned as witches
*and widows who needed to develop into prostitutes to stick alive.
The publication additionally explores Jesus's curiosity in widows and the event of a few famous widows, similar to Mohammed's first wife.

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