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Just a partial answer here to one of the questions posed in the body (not in the title): "Is it safe to assume that such marriages of marrying off a Christian daughter resulted in their forced conversion to Islam, and that they were not allowed to remain Christian?" It was not always the case that the wife would convert to Islam, at least when the ...


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England notably had a late age of first marriage due to socially enforced cultural rules around appropriate economic capacity to maintain a household. This “late age of first marriage” household reproduction strategy was common to north Europe and the petits bourgeois. England was in north Europe. England had a wealthier peasantry prior to 1750 than many ...


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