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Women in Islam and the Middle East: A Reader

Women in Islam and the Middle East: A Reader
Ruth Roded

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Much of the lively and often heated debate on the role of women in Islam and Middle Eastern society is grounded in different readings of the primary sources and historical precedents. But despite the increasing importance of this debate, these key texts have remained inaccessible to English-speaking readers. This book fills the gap by collecting extracts from a range of sources dating from the early Islamic period until today. The readings cover various aspects of women's experience--legal, domestic, political, religious and cultural. They are accompanied by introductions that explain the background of each source and discuss some of the questions it raises, while bibliographies direct readers to additional material.

Author Info

Ruth Roded is Senior Lecturer in the History of Islam and the Middle East at the Institute of African and Asian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

ISBN: 9781860643088
Publication Date: 31 Dec 1998
Number of Pages: 288
Height: 236
Width: 156
Illustrations: 1 geneal table,1 map

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