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Women in Islam By Wiebke Walther

Women in Islam

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A study of women in Islam, interweaving the history of Islam with the role of Muslim women in traditional Islamic countries. Slave dancers, students, wives, and occasionally even career women, are all featured. The illustrations show how women both represented themselves and were represented.
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Women in Islam by Wiebke Walther

A study of women in Islam. The text does not pretend that the society of Islam was dominated by women but illustrates that the world from the classical period to modern times is also a woman's world. There are tales of A'isha, who joined the forces of early followers of Mohammed in the disastrous Came Battle; the fighter Umm Omara, who lost a hand in battle; the scholar of mysticism and freed slave Rabi'a al-Adawiyya; Khayzuran, the richest and most powerful woman; the poet Wallada, daughter of the Spanish Khalif. Slave dancers and ""boy-girls"", students, wives, and occasionally even career women, are all featured. The book also contains a collection of illustrations showing how women both represented themselves and were represented. The book interweaves the history of Islam with the role of Muslim women in traditional Islamic countries.

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GOR006086731
Women in Islam by Wiebke Walther
Wiebke Walther
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Markus Wiener Publishing Inc
1995-02-28
292
1558760539
9781558760530
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