The Forgotten Queens of Islam

The Forgotten Queens of Islam

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by Fatima Mernissi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816624399

ISBN-13: 9780816624393

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press


In this extraordinary and powerful book, now available in paperback, Fatima Mernissi, one of the most original and distinctive voices in the Islamic world, uncovers a hidden history of women leaders of Islamic states stretching back over fifteen centuries.

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In this extraordinary and powerful book, now available in paperback, Fatima Mernissi, one of the most original and distinctive voices in the Islamic world, uncovers a hidden history of women leaders of Islamic states stretching back over fifteen centuries.

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ISBN-13:
9780816624393
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: Was Benazir Bhutto the First?.
Part I: Queens and Courtesans:.
1. How Does One Say Queen in Islam?.
2. The Caliph and the Queen.
3. The jawari or Revolution in the Harem.
4. Khayzuran: Courtesan or Head of State?.
Part II: Sovereignty in Islam:.
5. The Criteria of Sovereignty in Islam.
6. Fifteen Queens.
Part III: The Arab Queens:.
7. The Shi'ite Dynasty of Yemen.
8. The Little Queens of Sheba.
9. The Lady of Cairo.
Conclusion: The Medina Democracy.
Notes.

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The subject of female caliphs is one rarely discussed by Muslims who are often divided between those who would continue to justify the oppression of women, and those who would seek to liberate women by imitating Western standards. This book shows that neither is needed, that liberation for women lies well within Islamic tradition.