Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam
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Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam by Delia Cortese
Book DescriptionThis first full-length study of women and the Fatimids is a groundbreaking work investigating an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies. The authors have unearthed a wealth of references to women, thus re-inscribing their role in the history of one of the most fascinating Islamic dynasties, the only one to be named after a woman. At last some light is thrown on the erstwhile silent and shadowy figures of women under the Fatimids which gives them a presence in the history of women in medieval and pre-modern dynasties. Basing their research on a variety of sources from historical works to chronicles, official correspondence, documentary sources and archaeological findings, the authors have provided a richly informative analysis of the status and influence of women in this period. Their contribution is explored first within the context of Isma'ili and Fatimid genealogical history, and then within the courts in their roles as mothers, courtesans, wives and daughters, and as workers and servants. Throughout the book comparison is drawn with the status and roles of women in earlier, contemporary and subsequent Islamic as well as non-Islamic courts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748617326
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Delia Cortese
Women and the Fatimids in the World of Islam, Paperback (January 2006)
This first full-length study of women and the Fatimids is a groundbreaking work investigating an unexplored area in the field of Islamic and medieval studies.
Arabic Ismaili Manuscripts, Hardback (June 2003)
This work represents a significant corpus of Islamic manuscripts devoted to the theological, philosophical and historical traditions of the Fatimid, post-Fatimid Yemeni and Indian Ismaili literature. The catalogue features 179 annotated entries from the Zahid Ali Collection.
Ismaili and Other Arabic Manuscripts, Hardback (January 2000)» View all books by Delia Cortese
This is a supplement to Adam Gacek's catalogue of Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. It includes 188 Arabic manuscripts not listed earlier by Gacek. The catalogue is arranged alphabetically by author and chronologically by title.
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Author Biography - Delia Cortese
Delia Cortese is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Middlesex University. Author of Arabic Ismaili Manuscripts (I. B. Tauris, 2002), Ismaili and Other Arabic Manuscripts (I. B. Tauris, 2000) and (with Simonetta Calderini) Mauritania (Clio Press, 1992). Simonetta Calderini is Senior Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Roehampton University, London, and is the author of several articles and chapters on medieval Ismaili and Islamic studies. She recently contributed to the volume by Petr Fiala, et al, Religious and political authority in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (CDK 2004) and to J. D. McAuliffe (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Qur'an (2003).
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