Women in Middle Eastern History

Women in Middle Eastern History

Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender

eBook - 1991
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Show that gender boundaries in the Middle East have been neither fixed nor immutable: changes in family patterns, religious rituals, socio-economic necessity, myth and ideology - and not least, women's attitudes - have expanded or circumscribed women's roles and behavior through the ages.
This history of Middle Eastern women is the first to survey gender relations in the Middle East from the earliest Islamic period to the present. Outstanding scholars analyze a rich array of sources ranging from histories, biographical dictionaries, law books, prescriptive treatises, and archival records, to the Traditions (hadith) of the Prophet and imaginative works like the Thousand and One Nights, to modern writings by Middle Eastern women and by Western writers. They.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, Ă1991
ISBN: 9781283950343
1283950340
9780300157468
0300157460
9780300050066
9780300056976
0300056974
9780300050059
0300050054
0300050062
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 343 pages)

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