The Private World of Ottoman Women

Godfrey Goodwin

May 2006 | £14.99 | $24.95 | 264pp

Recovering the oft-neglected role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, this book brings to life the women who made their mark in a male domain. Though historical records tend to favour the glitter of palaces […]

Imagined Masculinities

Edited by Mai Ghoussoub and Emma Sinclair-Webb

April 2006 | £14.99 | $19.95 | 296pp

Writings on gender in the Middle East have tended to focus on the status of women. Issues of male identity, in a region which has seen enormous social change over the past thirty years, have been somewhat neglected.  […]

Arab Women in the Middle Ages

Shirley Guthrie

January 2001 | £35.00 | $55.00 | 268pp

Regardless of social rank and religion, whether Christian, Jew, or Muslim, Arab women in the middle ages played an important role in the functioning of society. This book is a journey into their daily lives, their private spaces […]

Woman Against Her Sex

Georges Tarabishi

February 1988 | £14.95 | $22.95 | 243pp

This is a provocative critique of the work of the Egyptian feminist Nawal el-Saadawi. Tarabishi argues that the heroines of her novels, far from being shining examples of liberated womanhood, have unconsciously absorbed a male ideology that actually […]

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