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Women and Gender in Islam; Historical Roots of a Modern Debate

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Edition:
Revised
ISBN13:

9780300055832

ISBN10:
0300055838
Format:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
7/28/1993
Publisher(s):
Yale University Press
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Summary

In this book Leila Ahmed adds a new perspective to the current debate about women and Islam by exploring its historical roots, tracing the developments in Islamic discourses on women and gender from the ancient world to the present.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(8)
PART 1 The Pre-Islamic Middle East 9(30)
Chapter 1 Mesopotamia
11(14)
Chapter 2 The Mediterranean Middle East
25(14)
PART 2 Founding Discourses 39(86)
Chapter 3 Women and the Rise of Islam
41(23)
Chapter 4 The Transitional Age
64(15)
Chapter 5 Elaboration of the Founding Discourses
79(23)
Chapter 6 Medieval Islam
102(23)
PART 3 New Discourses 125(110)
Chapter 7 Social and Intellectual Change
127(17)
Chapter 8 The Discourse of the Veil
144(25)
Chapter 9 The First Feminists
169(20)
Chapter 10 Divergent Voices
189(19)
Chapter 11 The Struggle for the Future
208(27)
Conclusion 235(14)
Notes 249(31)
Index 280


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