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Islam: Critiques of the Impact of the Emergence of Islam on Women: Overview
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The question whether and if so, how, Islam has impacted the position and status of women in Arabia and the Middle East is a highly complex one. Both for pre-Islamic Arabia, and for the earliest history of Islam, sources about women are scant; the very limited material available is furthermore problematic, since the relation…

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Teipen, Alfons H., “Islam: Critiques of the Impact of the Emergence of Islam on Women: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0602>
First published online: 2009



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