The Forgotten Queens of Islam

The Forgotten Queens of Islam

By: Fatima Mernissi (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Fatima Mernissi studied political science and sociology at Mohammed V University where she is now a researcher. Her many previous books include Beyond the Veil.


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745614199
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780745614199
  • weight: 364
  • ISBN10: 0745614191
  • translations: French

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