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Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Turkish
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There are varied and complicated depictions of woman and femininity in premodern Turco-Islamic literary production. Since they depend on an orally oriented tradition, the folk and mystic traditions where woman and female sexuality are depicted as second to man and male sexuality are more difficult to trace than the written Turkish…

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Kuru, Selim, “Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Turkish”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0633c>
First published online: 2009



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