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The Effeminates of Early Medina
There is considerable evidence for the existence of a form of publicly recognized and institutionalized effeminacy or transvestism among males in pre-Islamic and early Islamic Arabian society. Unlike
The Works of Ibn Wāḍiḥ Al-Yaʿqūbī : an English Translation
The Works of Ibn Wadih al-Ya'qubi, a three volume set, contains a fully annotated translation of the extant writings of Abu al-'Abbas al-Ya'qubi, a Muslim imperial official and polymath of the
Homoeroticism in classical Arabic literature
This text examines the importance of masculine homosexual allusion in classical Arabic literature. It explores the underlying meanings of masculine motifs in classical texts. The fawn, for example,
Religion and Politics in the Career of Badîʿ al-Zamân al-Hamadhânî@@@Religion and Politics in the Career of Badi al-Zaman al-Hamadhani
Claims that the litterateur Badic al-ZamAn al-HamadhAni was a Shicite are based on misinterpretations of the available evidence. Information from al-HamadhAni's own works makes it clear that he was
The Traffic in Boys: Slavery and Homoerotic Liaisons in Elite ‘Abbāsid Society
Abstract The prominence of cultured slave women in early ‘Abbāsid Baghdad, as objects of sale, gift, infatuation, and scandal, is well known, not least from a famous monograph about them by al-Jāi.