Women, gender and sexuality

  title={Women, gender and sexuality},
  author={Manuela Marin},
Women and gender The history of women in Islamic societies has made steady progress over the last few decades, following the spectacular growth of the field in other historiographical arenas. Particularly, although not exclusively, Ottomanists have contributed to the increase in publications on women’s history, thanks to the richness of Ottoman archives. For other periods of Islamic history the lack of archival evidence has not hindered the completion of some good studies based upon other… 
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