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Verskin, Sara

Barren Women

Biology, Medicine and Religion in the Medieval Middle East

Series:Islam – Thought, Culture, and Society 2

    16,95 € / $19.99 / £15.50*

    Paperback
    Publication Date:
    2022
    To be published:
    November 2021
    ISBN
    978-3-11-068162-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Drawing on legal, medical and theological texts, Barren Women explores the ramifications of being infertile in the medieval Arab-Islamic world. In so doing, Verskin’s study highlights underappreciated areas of women’s agency within the Islamic legal system, and also explores the diverse marketplace of medical ideas in the medieval world and the perceived connection between women’s health practices and religious heterodoxy.

    Details

    15.5 x 23.0 cm
    250 pages
    1 Fig. 2 Tables
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Women in Islam; Islamic family law; history of medicine; infertility

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