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Women in Islamic biographical collections : from Ibn Saʻd to Who's who

Author: Ruth Roded
Publisher: Boulder : L. Rienner Publishers, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of 40 bibliographical collections, dating from the 9th century to the present, investigating which type of woman Muslim scholars have deemed worthy of recording for posterity. The analysis  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Roded
ISBN: 1555874428 9781555874421
OCLC Number: 28507448
Description: x, 157 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
The Biographical Genre: Origin, Development, and Purpose --
Population Studied and Unit of Analysis --
Limits of Quantitative Analysis --
Forward to the Past --
Dimensions of Analysis --
2. Companions of the Prophet --
Number and Proportion of Female Companions --
Kin and Early Converts --
Quranic Exegesis --
Transmission of Knowledge --
Legal and Customary Precedents --
Miracles and Religious Models --
Material Benefits and Political Implications --
3. The Next Generation --
Amra, the Erudite Legist --
Hafsa, the Ascetic Legist --
The Two Faces of Aisha d. Talha: Sacred and Profane --
Umm al-Banin Atika, Relative of Twelve Umayyad Rulers --
The Slave Singer, Sallama al-Qass --
Kinship and Semimatrilineal Ascription --
The Twilight Zone --
4. Transmitters of Knowledge, Learned Women, and Scholars --
The Rise and Fall of Women of Knowledge --
Links to Men and Networks of Women --
Family Ties --
Learning with Men Versus Seclusion --
Legitimacy of Female Transmitters of Information --
Legal Experts --
5. Mystic Women --
Images of Devout Women --
Beauty, Sexuality, and Marriage --
Sufi Women Mingling with Men --
Aggressiveness of Spiritual Superiority --
Preaching and Preachers --
Women's Retreats --
Sufi Women of Later Centuries --
6. Women's Roles in Historical and Contemporary Collections --
Political Influence and the Image of Women of the Ruling Elite --
Philanthropy --
Poets and Singers --
Family and Friends --
Who's Who: Tradition and Change --
7. Conclusions --
The Ideal Past Syndrome --
Limits of Seclusion --
Semimatrilineal Prestige --
List of Biographical Collections with Abbreviations.
Responsibility: Ruth Roded.

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