Women, Islam, and Abbasid Identity

by Nadia Maria El Cheikh
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Publisher: Harvard University Press

Publication Date: October 06, 2015

ISBN: 9780674495968

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When the Abbasids overthrew the Umayyads in 750 CE and ushered in Islam’s Golden Age, ideas about gender and sexuality were central to the process by which the caliphate achieved self-definition and articulated its systems of power and thought. Nadia Maria El Cheikh’s study reveals the importance of women to the writing of early Islamic history.