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Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces : writing feminist history through biography in fin-de-siècle Egypt

Author: Marilyn Booth
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, cop. 2015.
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"Zaynab Fawwaz (c.1860-1914) was a forceful voice in support of women's rights to education and work choices in colonial-era Egypt. Her volume of 453 women's lives, al-Durr al-manthur fi tabaqat rabbat al-khudur (Pearls scattered in times and places: Classes of ladies of cloistered spaces, 1893-6) - featuring Boudicca, Catherine the Great, Zaynab (granddaughter of the Prophet Muhammad), Victoria Woodhull, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Zaynab Fawwāz; Zaynab Fawwāz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Booth
ISBN: 9780748694860 0748694862
OCLC Number: 931625222
Description: 1 vol. (466 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Pearls scattered : an introduction --
A women's world history, in the world of Arabic letters : a reader's view --
Founding mothers, speaking sisters : lineaments of community in history --
Writerly pursuits : a compiler's archive --
A beckoning compass, circulating lives : the Bustani Encyclopedia and other nineteenth-century sources --
Interlocutors? Men authoring women's history in the 1890s --
Framing a history of the present : or, did the pearls scatterer to the world's fair? --
Violent romances : the bodily drama of patriarchal trauma.
Responsibility: Marilyn Booth.
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