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date: 25 September 2022


The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Roderick PhillipsRoderick Phillips, Roderick PhillipsRoderick Phillips

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Comparative History

Divorce is the process that dissolves a marriage and, in principle, permits the former wife and husband to enter new marriages. Historically, the vast majority of marriages have involved one women and one man; same-sex marriages, which have recently been permitted in some countries, are the rare exceptions. Women have experienced the various stages of divorce in ways quite different than men.... ...

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