By: EL CHEIKH, NADIA MARIA.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015.:
Seller ID: 87325X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Middle East: General SOCIAL SCIENCE: Islamic Studies SOCIAL SCIENCE: Gender Studies HISTORY: Medieval When the Abbasids overthrew the Umayyad dynasty in 750 CE, an important element in legitimizing their newly won authority involved defining themselves in the eyes of their Islamic subjects. Nadia Maria El Cheikh shows that ideas about women were central to the process by which the Abbasid caliphate, which ushered in Islam's Golden Age, achieved self-definition. In most medieval Islamic cultures, Arab Islam stood in opposition to jahl, or the state of impurity and corruption tha... View More...