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Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society

Author: Shaun Elizabeth Marmon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The figure of the eunuch in non-Western cultures has long been an object of mystery and mystification to the West. The aim of this study is to go beyond sensationalism and stereotypes, to offer a sensitive reconstruction of the historical role of the eunuch in Islam.
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Marmon, Shaun Elizabeth.
Eunuchs and sacred boundaries in Islamic society.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(DLC) 93001084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Elizabeth Marmon
ISBN: 1429406380 9781429406383 019536127X 9780195361278 9780195071016 0195071018 1280525894 9781280525896
OCLC Number: 191935606
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 162 pages).
Contents: 1 Cairo: Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries; 2 Madina: Sultan and Prophet; 3 More Exalted Than the Service of Kings; 4 Eunuchs, Children, and Time; 5 The Longue Durée of the Eunuchs of the Prophet; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Series Title: Studies in Middle Eastern history (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Shaun Marmon.

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