Bint al-Shati's Wives of the Prophet: Feminist or Feminine?

  title={Bint al-Shati's Wives of the Prophet: Feminist or Feminine?},
  author={Ruth Roded},
  journal={British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={51 - 66}
  • Ruth Roded
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • History
  • British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
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