Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6571
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Chapoutot- Remadi , Mounira.
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  • Title: Femmes dans la Ville Mamluke
  • Source: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 38, 2 (May 1995): Pages 145 - 164.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Cairo, Egypt Cities and Towns Clothing Daily Life Islam Law Mamluks, Egyptian Dynasty Public Space Social History
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  • Geographic Area: Northern Africa
  • Century: 8- 9- 10- 11- 12- 13- 14
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  • Abstract: Medieval Islamic jurists strictly regulated the comings and goings of women in the street, as well as their code of dress. But the historical sources show that the baths, markets, cemeteries, and tombs of the saints were actively visited by women, who were equally present in the great popular assemblies originating in religious or secular festivities. Therefore, women's behaviour in the great cities of the Mamluk empire totally differed from the ideal put forth by the jurists. [Reproduced by permission of E. J. Brill.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Universit√© de Tunis
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00224995