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Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender

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This history of Middle Eastern women is the first to survey gender relations in the Middle East from the earliest Islamic period to the present. Outstanding scholars analyze a rich array of sources ranging from histories, biographical dictionaries, law books, prescriptive treatises, and archival records, to the Traditions (hadith) of the Prophet and imaginative works like ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published July 28th 1993 by Yale University Press (first published 1991)
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"Women and Education in the Mamluk Period" by Jonathan P. Berkey>/b>

Women participated in the Madrasa system of education in two ways. As benefactors, women often supplied the endowments necessary to establish and maintain madrasas. Women could also function as supervisors of madrasas if they inherited financial or administrative control from deceased relatives, handling financial assets and appointing professors.

However, women were officially barred from taking part in the education aspec
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Jun 07, 2013 Hafsa rated it liked it
A collection of essays that detangles any monolithic notions of women in Islam. Keddie's introduction lays out some important issues to consider when studying Muslim and/or Middle Eastern women's histories, including male-dominated or ideologically charged sources. Deniz Kandiyoti's seminal essay highlights women's diverse strategies for coping with patriarchy within their cultural, class, and temporal specificities ("patriarchal bargains"). The remaining essays, including Denise Spellbergs' ...more
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