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Female Homosexuality in the Middle East: Histories and Representations

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This book, the first full-length study of its kind, dares to probe the biggest taboo in contemporary Arab culture with scholarly intent and integrity - female homosexuality.

Habib argues that female homosexuality has a long history in Arabic literature and scholarship, beginning in the ninth century, and she traces the destruction of Medieval discourses on female homosexual
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ebook, 216 pages
Published August 6th 2012 by Routledge (first published July 23rd 2007)
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Becca
More modern. . .the middle ages section was helpful. . .but not the best source for info.
Heather Rose
A fascinating study of the literature of female homosexuality in medieval Arabic and the ways in which social and legal attitudes in Islamic society have shifted over time. If the book has a flaw, it's that it is too obviously a re-purposed doctoral dissertation, cobbling together a number of only tangentially related topics in order to meet the breadth-and-depth requirements of that genre.
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