Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3534
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Stetkevych , Suzanne Pinckney.
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  • 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 URL: History of Religions (Full Text via JSTOR) 36, 1 (August 1996): 13-41. Link Info target = '_blank'>History of Religions (Full Text via JSTOR) 36, 1 (August 1996): 13-41. Link Info
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Arabic Literature Blood, Image of Hyena, Image of Islam Literature- Verse Menstruation in Literature Puns and Punning Qur'an Exegesis 11: 71 Revenge in Literature Sarah in the Qur'an
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  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: 7
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  • Table: One table. Comparison of tribal society and hyena practices in terms of eating habits, gender, sex, menstruation, and hospitality. Page 26
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: Indiana University
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00182710
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