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This ground-breaking collection of fifteen essays provides a greater understanding of the history of the Gulf and the Arab world as well as the history of Muslim women.

The result of a project aimed at finding sources and studying the history of women in the region, the articles are presented thematically and chronologically, starting with ancient history, and moving on to ...
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Gulf Women

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Overview

This ground-breaking collection of fifteen essays provides a greater understanding of the history of the Gulf and the Arab world as well as the history of Muslim women.

The result of a project aimed at finding sources and studying the history of women in the region, the articles are presented thematically and chronologically, starting with ancient history, and moving on to the medieval, early modern and contemporary periods.

They present discourses regarding the life of women in early Islam, considering women's work and the diversity of jobs they performed as part of their economic contribution, the family, the legal system, and laws dealing with women and family from the pre-modern to the modern periods.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780931210
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 9/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Amira Sonbol is Professor of History at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar.

She specializes in the history of modern Egypt, Islamic history and law, women, gender and Islam and is the author of several books including Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History and Beyond the Exotic: Muslim Women's Histories. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of HAWWA, the Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World.
Amira Sonbol is Professor of History at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar. She specializes in the history of modern Egypt, Islamic history and law, women, gender and Islam and is the author of several books including Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History and Beyond the Exotic: Muslim Women's Histories. Professor Sonbol is Editor-in-Chief of HAWWA: the Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned

Introduction: Researching the Gulf

Women in Eastern Arabia: Myth and Representation. Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi (Professor of history, King Saud University, Riyadh)

Tribalism, Tribal Feuds and the Social Status of Women. Allen Fromherz (Assistant Professor of History, Georgia State University)

Women and Politics in Late Jahili and Early Islamic Arabia: Reading behind Patriarchal History. Barbara Freyer Stowasser (Professor of Arabic, Georgetown University)

Love Discourse in Hijazi Society Under the Umayyads: A Study in Class and Gender. Amira El-Zein (Visiting Associate Professor of Arabic/Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature, Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Qatar)

Nomadic Histories: Reflections on Bedouin Women's Poetry from the Gulf Region. Moneera Al-Ghadeer (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Qatar University)

Women and the Economy: Pre-oil Gulf States. Hoda El Saadi (Associate Professor of History, Cairo University)

A Labor of Love: Making Space for Midwives in Gulf History. Hibba Abugideiri (Assistant Professor of History, Villanova University)

Women's Religious Activities in the Arabian Peninsula: A Historical Outlook. Omaima Abou-Bakr (Professor of Literature, Cairo University)

Women and Education in the Gulf: Between the Modern and the Traditional. Ramadan al-Khouli (Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Cairo University)

Women of the Gulf During the First Half of the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Study of American Missionary Archives and Local Memory. Fatma al-Sayegh (Professor of History, University of the Emirates)

Some Considerations on the Family in the Arabian Peninsula in the Late Ottoman and Early Post-Ottoman Period. Soraya Altorki (Professor of Anthropology, American University in Cairo)

The Family in Gulf History. Amira El-Azhary Sonbol (Professor of Islamic History, Law and Society, Georgetown University)

Gender Rights and Islamic Legal Tradition: An Exploration Ziba Mir-Hosseini (Freelance Academic at New York University and London)

Gulf Women and the Codification of Family Law. Lynn Welchman (Professor, SOAS, London)

Bibliography

Glossary of Terms

Index
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