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The New Middle Ages
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Women in the Medieval Islamic World

Editors: Hambly, Gavin R.G. (Ed.)

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About this book

Women often appear invisible in what is widely perceived as the male-oriented society of Islam. Women in the Medieval Islamic World seeks to redress the balance with a series of original essays on women in the pre-modern phase of Islamic history. The reader will encounter here a colourful portrait gallery of rulers, politicians, poets and patrons, as well as some larger than life fictitious females from the pages of Arabic, Persian and Turkish literature. No less authentic are the accounts of quiet or troubled lives of ordinary women preserved in the court records of Mamluk Egypt and Ottoman Turkey, reminders that historical research can resuscitate the lives of subaltern as well as elite women from the past. For people who believe that Muslim women, especially medieval Muslim women, have no history, this book demonstrates the ways in which research by twenty international scholars - sometimes working in their own distinct fields and sometimes in overlapping areas - can bring into focus the role and contribution of women in the development of Islamic history. There will no longer be an excuse for their exclusion.

About the authors

GAVIN R.G. HAMBLY is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Softcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in the Medieval Islamic World
Editors
  • Gavin R.G. Hambly
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-22451-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 566
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