martes, 17 de diciembre de 2013

The harem and Jassa in Al-Andalus.

The harem

A Muslim, according to Islamic law, can have up to 4 wives but at that timeif their economic level permitted, could live with more women and form a harem. In Al-Andalus existed well nourished and famous as that of Madinat Al-Zahra harems, at the time of the Umayyad Caliphate which had 6,300 women (including slaves), or the harem of the King of Seville which provided over 800 women when he went into exile. The prestige of a sovereign andalusí also measured by the number of women who could keep his harem and this often included women who had belonged to his predecessors in power.

Sex in the harem was not limited to the established, but there were other alternative practices. As is well known, women did not live alone in these harems, responsible for their care and protection, were eunuchs. Many women managed to have sex with their eunuchs, that satisfied by the method of cunnilingus. On the other hand, we can not rule lesbianism.

Women jassa or high society.


They were women who had a relaxing and opulent existence but, instead, the most pressured by Islamic honor code that required them to save the honor of the family, away from prying eyes. Their sexual relations were limited to inbreeding practiced with your class, as there are always exceptions, one being the princess Wallada. Overall it was common among women less likely to get the attention of a man's love for a male relative to wake for complimentary story about him and that they had come to love him without seeing him.