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Fatima Mernissi - The Forgotten Queens of Islam - 9780745614199 - V9780745614199
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The Forgotten Queens of Islam

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Description for The Forgotten Queens of Islam Paperback. In this extraordinary and powerful book, now available in paperback, Fatima Mernissi, one of the most original and distinctive voices in the Islamic world, uncovers a hidden history of women leaders of Islamic states stretching back over fifteen centuries. Num Pages: 240 pages, 0. BIC Classification: 1QFM; 3F; 3H; 3J; HBG; JFFK; JFSR2. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 227 x 153 x 15. Weight in Grams: 350.

When Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 1988, there were some who claimed that is was a blasphemous assault on Islamic tradition, since no Muslim state, they alleged, had ever been governed by a woman. 

In this extraordinary book, now available in paperback, Fatima Mernissi shows that those self-proclaimed defenders of Islamic tradition were not only misguided but wrong. She looks back through fifteen centuries of Islam and uncovers a hidden history of women who have held the reins of power, but whose lives and stories, achievements and failures, have largely been forgotten. 

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Mernissi concludes this absorbing historical inquiry by reflecting on its implications for the ways in which politics is practised in the Islamic world today, a world in which women while generally more educated than their predecessors, are largely excluded from the political domain.

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John Wiley and Sons Ltd United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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About Fatima Mernissi
Fatima Mernissi studied political science and sociology at Mohammed V University where she is now a researcher. Her many previous books include Beyond the Veil.

Reviews for The Forgotten Queens of Islam
'A brilliant achievement of feminist historical archaeology! ... an outstanding work of feminist cultural history and politics.' Susanne Kappeler '... fascinating book.' Sunday Telegraph 'The Forgotten Queens of Islam is not merely a well-researched investigation of the past, but a manifesto for the Islamic world in the 1990s. A tersely eloquent discussion of the nature of power ... Read more

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