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Marriage and the Law in the Age of Khubilai Khan

Cases from the Yuan dianzhang

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$56.50 • £45.95 • €51.00

ISBN 9780674975514

Publication Date: 07/24/2017

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336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 halftones, 4 maps, 6 charts

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Birge has been working on Song and Yuan marriage law for more than two decades and is better qualified than anyone else to do the translation. This is a pleasure to read; she writes lucidly and gracefully. The subjects—law in China, marriage law, the Yuan period—are all ones that will draw readers to the work. Birge’s translation will be used not only by historians of China, but also by scholars and students interested in comparative law, social life and marriage, plus the Yuan dynasty and the Mongols more generally.—Patricia Buckley Ebrey, author of Emperor Huizong

Based on painstaking research on legal decisions concerning marriage during the Yuan dynasty, this work illuminates the contradictions and difficulties the Mongols faced in attempting to develop a consistent approach to marital law. Birge’s descriptions of the Mongol government and the lawmaking process are informative, and her translations accurate and readable. The book offers many revealing insights, including that women instituted many of the legal cases, an indication that they were not as secluded or powerless as commonly thought.—Morris Rossabi, author of Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times

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