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Crossing borders : love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures

Author: Sahar Amer
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008.
Series: Middle Ages series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Crossing Borders, Sahar Amer turns to the rich body of Arabic sexological writings to focus, in particular, on their open attitude toward erotic love between women. By juxtaposing these Arabic texts with French works, she reveals a medieval French literary discourse on same-sex desire and sexual practices that has gone all but unnoticed. The Arabic tradition on eroticism breaks through into French literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Amer, Sahar.
Crossing borders.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008000401
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sahar Amer
ISBN: 9780812201086 0812201086
OCLC Number: 859161108
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages).
Contents: Crossing disciplinary boundaries : a cross-cultural approach to same-sex love between women --
Crossing linguistic borders : Etienne de Fougères's Livre des manières and Arabic erotic treatises --
Crossing sartorial lines : female same-sex marriage in Yde et Olive and The story of Qamar al-Zaman and Princess Boudour from the One thousand and one nights --
Crossing the lines of friendship : Jean Renart's Escoufle, Saracen silk and intercultural encounters --
Crossing social and cultural borders : Jean Renart's Escoufle and the traditions of Zarf, Jawaris and Qaynas in the Islamicate world --
Beyond Orientalist presuppositions.
Series Title: Middle Ages series.
Responsibility: Sahar Amer.

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Crossing Borders explores cross-cultural representations of gender and sexual practices in the medieval French and Arabic traditions. Amer demonstrates that the medieval Arabic tradition on eroticism  Read more...

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