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Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity

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$51.00 • £40.95 • €46.00

ISBN 9780674736368

Publication Date: 10/06/2015

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176 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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In Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity, El Cheikh offers a well-crafted and distinctly fresh approach to the formation of Islamic identity. This is a work of high scholarly caliber that will make a significant contribution to the study of early Islam.—Nancy Khalek, Brown University

El Cheikh demonstrates convincingly and elegantly that ideas about women and gender are key to marking temporal, religious, sectarian, and ideological boundaries. There is a real need for this accessible work for those who want to learn more about Islamic history.—Kecia Ali, Boston University

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