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Women in Islam and the Middle East : a reader

Author: Ruth Roded
Publisher: New York ; London : I.B. Tauris, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text collects extracts concerning women in Islam from sources dating from the early Islamic period until today. The readings cover various aspects of women's experience: legal, domestic,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Roded
ISBN: 1860643086 9781860643088 1860643094 9781860643095
OCLC Number: 49760552
Description: xv, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Quran : differing interpretation of the Divine Word --
The biography of the Prophet : women in battle --
Sayings of the Prophet : selective quotation --
Shiʻi martyrology : the death of Fatima, daughter of the Prophet --
Historical biographies : a royal woman of the Umayyad Dynasty --
Chronicles : mother of Abbasid Caliphs --
An early legal compendium : purity, legal competence and property ownership --
The evidence of women : equality in marriage : a legal guide --
Theory of government : must visiers and judges be men? --
Rules for kings : regarding their wives : dangerous precedents --Sufi hagiography : devout women --
Medieval learned women --
Women in court : economic transactions --
Property ownership : philanthropy and management : endowment documents --
Islamic views on sexuality --
Folk tales : Juha and his wife : Aisha and her husband --
Historical statistics on education --
Out of the harem : women's autobiographies --
An early public lecture on women's liberation --
The feminist movement --
The story of a contemporary woman mystic --
Neo-Islamic responses : Fatima empowered : a covenant for Islamic resistance --
Modern poetry : a daughter of the Galilee challenges men.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Roded.
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