Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 42776
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Elmeligi , Wessam
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  • Title: The Poetry of Arab Women from the Pre-Islamic Age to Andalusia
  • Source: The Poetry of Arab Women from the Pre-Islamic Age to Andalusia.Wessam Elmeligi.  Routledge, 2019.  Pages 1 - 154. See the table of contents on the Routledge website.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Arabic Women Literature- Verse Women Authors
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  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean; Iberia; Northern Africa
  • Century: 7- 8- 9- 10- 11- 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Abstract: "This critical anthology presents the poems of more than 200 Arabic women poets active from the 600s through the 1400s CE. It marks the first appearance in English translation for many of these poems. The volume includes biographical information about the poets, as well as an analysis of the development of women’s poetry in classical Arabic literature that places the women and the poems within their cultural context. The book fills a noticeable void in modern English-language scholarship on Arabic women, and has important implications for the fields of world and Arabic literature as well as gender and women’s studies."
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Michigan-Dearborn
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  • Year of Publication: 2019.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9781138323575