Women in Islam and the Middle East: a reader
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 Arabic, Persian, Turkish and other sources and historical precedents. These key texts remain inaccessible to English-speaking readers. Women in Islam and the Middle East fills this gap by gathering material concerning women in Islam from a wide range of sources, dating from the early Islamic period to the present day. The readings cover various aspects of women's experience: legal, domestic, political, religious and cultural, and are accompanied by introductions that explain the background of each source and discuss some of the questions raised. Bibliographies direct readers to additional material. This reader has been compiled with both undergraduate and graduate students in mind, but it will also be of interest to anyone concerned with issues of gender and Islamism.
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The Foundations of Islam
Early Islamic History
Women as Sources Actors and Subjects of Islamic Law
A Legal Guide
Must Viziers and Judges be Men?
Womens Roles In Medieval Society
Juha and his Wife Aisha and her Husband
Historical Statistics on Education
An Early Public Lecture on Womens Liberation
The Feminist Movement
The Story of a Contemporary Woman Mystic
Fatima Empowered A Covenant for Islamic Resistance
Medieval Learned Women
Islamic Views on Sexuality
A Daughter of the Galilee Challenges Men
Women and Islam in the Twentyfirst Century