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Western representations of the Muslim woman : from termagant to odalisque.

Author: Mohja Kahf; Ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mohja Kahf; Ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 0292743378 9780292743373 029274336X 9780292743366
OCLC Number: 475141354
Description: 207 p. : 1 illustration
Contents: AcknowledgmentsOne. IntroductionTwo. The Muslim Woman in Medieval Texts. "Dame, ne parlez tant!"Three. The Muslim Woman in Renaissance Texts. "Una mujer a la morisca vestida"Four. The Muslim Woman from Enlightenment to Romanticism. "Je la fis entrer dans les appartements secrets"Five. ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex

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"An insightful and provocative book. With an impressive knowledge of European literature from the medieval period to the mid-nineteenth century and in command of literary and feminist criticisms as Read more...

 
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