Update
The Oxford Biblical Studies Online and Oxford Islamic Studies Online have retired. Content you previously purchased on Oxford Biblical Studies Online or Oxford Islamic Studies Online has now moved to Oxford Reference, Oxford Handbooks Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, or What Everyone Needs to Know®. For information on how to continue to view articles visit the subscriber services page.
Dismiss
Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE (www.oxfordreference.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 September 2022

Divorce 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Roderick PhillipsRoderick Phillips, Roderick PhillipsRoderick Phillips

This entry consists of two subentries:

Overview

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.... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.