Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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1. Record Number: 8280
Author(s): Marín, Manuela.
Contributor(s):
Title : Marriage and Sexuality in Al-Andalus [The author examines Muslim ideas of sexuality through three texts, a religious treatise ("Kitab Adab al-nisa' " ("Treatise on the Proper Behavior of Women")), an encyclopedia ("'al- 'Iqd al-farid" ("The Unique Necklace")), and a literary anthology ("Bahjat al-majalis" ("The Beauty of Literary Gatherings")). The texts advise their male readers on rules for women's sexual conduct in order to ensure honor and legitimate heirs. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Hispanic Issues, Volume 26.   Edited by Eukene Lacarra Lanz .   Routledge, 2002.  Pages 3 - 20.
Year of Publication: 2002.

2. Record Number: 4843
Author(s): Al-Sajdi, Dana.
Contributor(s):
Title : Trespassing the Male Domain: The "Qasidah" of Layla Al-Akhyaliyyah ["Here, she trespasses in the male domain by composing her poetry in a historically and experientially male form, but retains her female poetic voice by manipulating the form in such a way as to empty it of the male experience and re-inscribe it with her own poetic voice." Page 143; the Appendix presents the poem in Arabic].
Source: Journal of Arabic Literature , 31., 2 ( 2000):  Pages 121 - 143.
Year of Publication: 2000.

3. Record Number: 4844
Author(s): Khan, Ruqayya Yasmine.
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Title : On the Significance of Secrecy in the Medieval Arabic Romances [the author argues that secrecy has both positive and negative connotations in medieval Arabic romances; secrecy between husband and wife can promote love and intimacy, while secrecy between lovers may involve adultery or shame when intimacies are revealed].
Source: Journal of Arabic Literature , 31., 3 ( 2000):  Pages 238 - 253.
Year of Publication: 2000.

4. Record Number: 3614
Author(s): Perfetti, Lisa R.
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Title : Men's Theories, Women's Laughter: The Thousand and One Nights and Women's Comic Pleasures in Medieval Literature [The author analyzes the episode in which the three sisters joke with a porter about their sexual organs; the author suggests that this gave women in the audience the opportunity to laugh with, rather than at, the women in the text].
Source: Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 10., 2 (Fall 1998):  Pages 207 - 241.
Year of Publication: 1998.

5. Record Number: 1872
Author(s): Montgomery, James E.
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Title : Alqama Al-Fahl's Contest with Imru Al-Qays: What Happens When a Poet is Umpired by His Wife?
Source: Arabica , 44., 1 (janvier 1997):  Pages 144 - 149.
Year of Publication: 1997.

6. Record Number: 36903
Author(s): Ibn al-Jazzar
Contributor(s):
Title : Ibn al-Jazzar on Sexual Diseases and Their Treatment
Source: Ibn al-Jazzar on Sexual Diseases and Their Treatment: A Critical Edition of Zad al-musafir wa-qut al-hadir. Provisions for the Traveller and Nourishment for the Sedentary Book 6. The Original Arabic Text with an English Translation, Introduction and Commentary. Abu Jafar Ahmad ibn Ibrahim Ibn al-Jazzar.   Edited by Gerrit Bos .   Kegan Paul International, 1997. Arabica , 44., 1 (janvier 1997):  Pages 239 - 310.
Year of Publication: 1997.

7. Record Number: 409
Author(s): Merguerian, Gayane Karen and Afsaneh Najmabadi
Contributor(s):
Title : Zulaykha and Yusuf: Whose "Best Story"? [drawing on the Qur'an, early commentaries, and medieval popular stories, the authors analyze the character and motives of Zulaykha (Potiphan's Wife); the theme of women's guile and deceit becomes more pronounced in each succeeding version of the story].
Source: International Journal of Middle East Studies (Full Text via JSTOR) 29, 4 (November 1997): 485-508. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1997.

8. Record Number: 5375
Author(s): Ruether, Rosemary Radford.
Contributor(s):
Title : AL-KHAYALANI- A Variation of the Khayal Motif [The author examines the motif of the poet and his beloved, who meet in his dream].
Source: Journal of Arabic Literature , 27., 1 (February 1996):  Pages 2 - 12.
Year of Publication: 1996.

9. Record Number: 6726
Author(s): Stetkevych, Suzanne Pinckney.
Contributor(s):
Title : Sarah and the Hyena: Laughter, Menstruation and the Genesis of a Double Entendre [the author examines a passage fom the Qur'an along with relevant poems, all of which refer to menstruation; in the story of Sarah menstrutation is associated with fertility and freshness, while in the poetry menstruation is a sign of pollution with the menstruating hyena defiling the dead who have not been avenged].
Source: History of Religions (Full Text via JSTOR) 36, 1 (August 1996): 13-41. Link Info
Year of Publication: 1996.

10. Record Number: 5376
Author(s): Montgomery, James E.
Contributor(s):
Title : For the Love of a Christian Boy: A Song by Abu Nuwas
Source: Journal of Arabic Literature , 27., 2 (June 1996):  Pages 115 - 124.
Year of Publication: 1996.

11. Record Number: 2739
Author(s): Kilpatrick, Hilary.
Contributor(s):
Title : Some Late Abbasid and Mamluk Books about Women: A LIterary Historical Approach [discussion of four texts: Al-hada iq al-ganna fi ahbar al-nisa, Nisa al-hulafa, Al-mustazraf min ahbar al-gawari, Ahbar al-nisa; issues considered include authors' attitudes to sources, their ideological orientation, and their methods of arranging material].
Source: Arabica , 42., 1 (January 1995):  Pages 56 - 78.
Year of Publication: 1995.

12. Record Number: 6732
Author(s): Kruk, Remke.
Contributor(s):
Title : Ibn Battuta: Travel, Family Life, and Chronology: How Seriously Do We Take a Father? [the author analyzes Ibn Battuta's mentions of women and children in his text, finding that he enjoys the company of women, both his wives and his slaves; although he leaves his wives behind on his travels, he appears to have an interest in his wives and children since he sometimes returns to visit or sends them money].
Source: Al-Qantara , 16., 2 ( 1995):  Pages 369 - 384.
Year of Publication: 1995.

13. Record Number: 10293
Author(s): Leland, Blake.
Contributor(s):
Title : The Mothers of the Believers in the Hadith [The article discusses the medieval Hadith on the Prophet's wives within the context of historical responses to it. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Muslim World , 82., 40180 (January-April 1992):  Pages 1 - 36.
Year of Publication: 1992.

14. Record Number: 11674
Author(s): Attar, Samar and Gerhard Fischer
Contributor(s):
Title : Promiscuity, Emancipation, Submission: The Civilizing Process and the Establishment of a Female Role Model in the Frame-Story of "1001 Nights"
Source: Arab Studies Quarterly , 13., 40241 (Summer/Fall 1991):  Pages 1 - 18.
Year of Publication: 1991.

15. Record Number: 11779
Author(s): Roth, Norman.
Contributor(s):
Title : Fawn of My Delights: Boy-Love in Hebrew and Arabic Verse [The author argues that, in the medieval period, it was “normal” in both Muslim and Jewish literature for men to express homoerotic desire for adolescent boys. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Sex in the Middle Ages: A Book of Essays.   Edited by Joyce E. Salisbury .   Garland Publishing, 1991. Arab Studies Quarterly , 13., 40241 (Summer/Fall 1991):  Pages 157 - 172.
Year of Publication: 1991.