Women in Middle Eastern History
Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender New edition
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Women in Middle Eastern History by Nikki R. Keddie
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays constitutes a scholarly volume on the history of Middle Eastern women. Unlike other works which take a sociological or religious standpoint, its focus is emphatically historical - covering the period from earliest Islam to the present day. Sources for the Middle East are scanter than those for the West and are heavily male-oriented, containing little overt material on women. Yet this volume demonstrates that much can be gleaned from the dominant material on men, and the essays make use of a wide range of sources, including histories, geographies, biographical dictionaries, law books, narrative texts, and poetry. Use is also made of imaginative works like the Thousand and One Nights, and of the Traditions (hadith) of the Prophet. Inferences are drawn too from music, art, architecture, and material culture. The volume examines modern writings by Middle Eastern women, and material in Western writings and archives of the modern period. Later essays show how these historical investigations may be aided by the methods of sociology and anthropology, giving strong evidence of how complex and multifaceted is the position of Middle Eastem women, past and present, how diverse are the scholarly views of them, and how one might shift the boundaries that constrain them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300056976
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nikki R. Keddie
Religion and Rebellion in Iran, Paperback (May 2016)
An account of the events of the Iranian Tobacco protest of 1891 to 1892. This book examines the developments which led to this sudden outburst of opposition, traces the course of events in each city and notes the importance of the protest for the creation of the Iranian opposition movemnent.
Women in the Middle East, Paperback (November 2006)
Written by a pioneer in the field of Middle Eastern women's history, this book presents a concise and comprehensive history of the lives of the region's women since the rise of Islam. It shows why hostile or apologetic responses are completely inadequate to the diversity and richness of the lives of Middle Eastern women.
Modern Iran, Paperback (August 2006)
Brings the story of modern Iran, exploring the political, cultural, and social changes. This book provides insightful commentary on the Iran-Iraq war, the Persian Gulf War, and the effects of 9/11 and Iran's strategic relationship with the US. It also discusses developments in education, health care, the arts, and the role of women.
Qajar Iran, Paperback (December 1999)» View all books by Nikki R. Keddie
A history of 19th- and early 20th-century Iran. It covers how the Qajars came to power following the bloody conflicts of 18th-century Persia, how they maintained their power in the face of domestic, British and Russian pressures, and how they were overwhelmed by their own inadequacies.
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