By Jan Bremmer,Lourens Van Den Bosch
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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