Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mrs. Naunakhte & FamilyThe Women of Ramesside Deir al-Medina$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167737

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see http://www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 June 2018

Thrown Out

Thrown Out

Chapter:
(p.159) 13 Thrown Out
Source:
Mrs. Naunakhte & Family
Author(s):

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167737.003.0013

This chapter focuses on divorce in Deir al-Medina. It begins with the observation that divorce in the village was easy: a man could “throw his wife out” of the house and a woman could just as easily decide to “go away,” although this would have emotional and financial consequences. A departing wife would receive real estate. It was always the woman who left the house because a house in the village was state property and directly connected with the husband's job. However, there are also cases where it was the man leaving the house to live with another woman. The chapter considers one such case, P. Geneva D 409 + P. Turin Cat. 2021 recto, which involved the vizier, and the problems that it highlights, namely the future of the family property and the children, apart from their personal grief. It also discusses marriage in Deir al-Medina.

Keywords:   divorce, Deir al-Medina, real estate, vizier, property, children, marriage

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .