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The veil and the male elite : a feminist interpretation of women's rights in Islam

Author: Fatima Mernissi; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Convinced that the veil is a symbol of unjust male authority over women, in "The Veil and the Male Elite," Moroccan feminist Fatima Mernissi aims to investigate the origins of the practice in the  Read more...

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Mernissi, Fatima.
Veil and the male elite.
Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1991
(OCoLC)636509829
Named Person: Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fatima Mernissi; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0201523213 9780201523218 0201632217 9780201632217
OCLC Number: 22389121
Language Note: Translation of: Le harem politique.
Notes: Translation of: Le harem politique.
Description: xi, 228 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface to the English edition --
Introduction --
Part One. Sacred text as political weapon. The Muslim and time --
The prophet and Hadith --
A tradition of misogyny (1) --
A tradition of misogyny (2) --
Part Two. Medina in revolution : The three fateful years. The hijab, the veil --
The prophet and space --
The prophet and women --
'Umar and the men of Medina --
The prophet as military leader --
The Hijab descends on Medina --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Harem politique.
Responsibility: Fatima Mernissi ; translated by Mary Jo Lakeland.

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