Librarians, rebels, property owners, slaves: Women in al-Andalus

  title={Librarians, rebels, property owners, slaves: Women in al-Andalus},
  author={Kamila Shamsie},
AbstractThis article argues that a great deal of the writing about women in al-Andalus is obscured either by patriarchal narratives or by a skewed Islam versus the west argument in which al-Andalus is made to stand in for one or the other to further a political agenda. Even so, the biographical dictionaries, fatwas, poems and other sources that exist allow at least a partial picture of women’s lives to emerge. Through considering the lives of two women – Lubna of Cordoba, a secretary/copyist… CONTINUE READING

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