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The separation of fathers and sons was in contrast to the above examples, but there was still the possibility of a type of agnatic grouping in this arrangement (i.
95) In many of the cases preserved in the source, the plaintiffs are collectively referred to as either the founder's heirs (waratha) or agnatic relatives (asaba).
Here, "descendants" means any child of the deceased or any agnatic grandchild, however low (e.
The theme remains constant, the woman a vision of compliance, service and kindness, but within this ideal lies the reward: a woman recognized for her excellence, her moral superiority and the appreciation extends not simply to herself, but her agnatic kin as well.
Legal consilia on rights of inheritance influenced subsequent redactions of statutes, which in turn reinforced the claims of agnatic lineage.
As has been noted by Professor Powers,(53) the waqf largely represented a response to and escape from rigid Islamic inheritance rules,(54) which tended to dissipate family wealth,(55) favor agnatic heirs over uterine heirs,(56) and favor males over females.
In no cases, for example, do lines of agnatic descent extend beyond two generations.
Sturzenhofecker (1998) links the patterns of Duna sorcery accusation to the territorial interdigitation of diverse agnatic identities that she characterises as 'internal externality' (1994: 77).
the throwing of spears and arrows), the emergence of prophets and scholars from among their ranks, and the basing of descent (intisab) upon the male agnatic tie.
is best understood as the outcome of individual and collective strategizing in a field that was shaped by the widely shared agnatic orientation, an elite model of kinship, and a set of other factors that include ethnic differentiation; commercialization of the economy; transformations in the composition of local elites; and in particular, responses to state policy for the registration of land and population since the Ming (8).
Caterina Sforza, an illegitimate daughter of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, was raised within the agnatic household, as often occurred among the aristocracy and well-to-do.
Finally, mayorazgos placed increasing emphasis on the agnatic kin group and si gnaled a shift away from a more bilateral system that traced lineage and prestige through both mother and father.