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Author Ahmed, Leila.

Title Women and gender in Islam : historical roots of a modern debate / Leila Ahmed.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [1992]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.4869 A286W    Check Shelf
Description viii, 296 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-279) and index.
Contents Introduction -- PART 1: THE PRE-ISLAMIC MIDDLE EAST: Mesopotamia -- The Mediterranean Middle East -- PART 2; FOUNDING DISCOURSES: Women and the rise of Islam -- The transitional age -- Elaboration of the founding discourses -- Medieval Islam -- PART 3: NEW DISCOURSES: Social and intellectual change -- The discourse of the veil -- The first feminists -- Divergent voices -- The struggle for the future -- Conclusion.
Subject Women -- Arab countries -- Social conditions.
Sexism -- Arab countries -- History.
Muslim women -- Attitudes.
Feminism -- Arab countries.
Indexed Term Islam Women
ISBN 0300049420
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