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Politics, gender, and the Islamic past : the Legacy of ʻAʼisha bint Abi Bakr

Author: Denise A Spellberg
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the life of 'A'isha bint Abi Bakr, Muhammad's most beloved and controversial wife, and a central figure in Islamic cultural history. Instead of employing the traditional chronological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: ʻĀʼishah; Muḥammad, Prophet; ʻĀʼishah; Muḥammad, Prophet; ʻĀʼishah; Muḥammad, Prophet; ʻĀʼiša Bint-Abī-Bakr; ʻĀʼiša Bint-Abī-Bakr.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Denise A Spellberg
ISBN: 0231079982 9780231079983 0231079990 9780231079990
OCLC Number: 30666482
Description: x, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Approaches to the study of a legacy: an introduction --
Privileges and problems: the shaping of 'A'isha's historical persona --
The accusation of adultery and communal debate --
Gender and the politics of succession --
The politics of praise: 'A'isha and the development of Islamic female ideals --
The last word: a note in conclusion.
Responsibility: D.A. Spellberg.

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