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Published by University of Minnesota Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Feminism,
  • Islamic studies,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • History Of Women (General),
  • Islamic History,
  • Social Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • Islam - General,
  • Middle East - General,
  • Women"s Studies - General

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsMary Jo Lakeland (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8070106M
ISBN 100816624399
ISBN 109780816624393

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