Women in the Medieval Islamic World Power, Patronage, and Piety

Women in the Medieval Islamic World Power, Patronage, and Piety
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312224516
  • ISBN: 0312224516
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan


Hambly, Gavin R. G., Hambly, Gavin R. G., Hambly, Gavin R.


Women often appear invisible in what is widely perceived as the male-oriented society of Islam.Women in the Medieval Islamic Worldseeks to redress the balance with a series of original essays on women in the pre-modern phase of Islamic history. The reader will encounter here a colorful portrait gallery of rulers, politicians, poets and patrons, as well as some larger than life fictitious females from the pages of Arabic, Persian and Turkish literature. No less authentic are the accounts of quiet or troubled lives of ordinary women preserved in the court records of Mamluk Egypt and Ottoman Turkey, reminders that historical research can resuscitate the lives of subaltern as well as elite women from the past.Hambly, Gavin R. G. is the author of 'Women in the Medieval Islamic World Power, Patronage, and Piety', published 1999 under ISBN 9780312224516 and ISBN 0312224516.

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