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Western representations of the Muslim woman : from termagant to odalisque

Author: Mohja Kahf
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study that traces the process through which the 'termagant' became an 'odalisque' in Western representations of Muslim women. Drawing examples from medieval chanson de geste and romance,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kahf, Mohja, 1967-
Western representations of the Muslim woman.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999
(OCoLC)651793694
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mohja Kahf
ISBN: 0292743378 9780292743373 029274336X 9780292743366
OCLC Number: 39787241
Description: 207 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm
Contents: The Muslim Woman in Medieval Texts: "Dame, ne parlez tant!" --
The Muslim Woman in Renaissance Texts: "Una mujer a la morisca vestida" --
The Muslim Woman from Enlightenment to Romanticism: "Je la fis entrer dans les appartements secrets."
Responsibility: Mohja Kahf.
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