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Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Arabic and Persian
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Women, gender, and sexuality are treated in numerous poetic and prose genres of these two languages of Islam, to the extent that one would be hard-pressed to find a genre that does not – in one form or another – address the topic of women and sexuality. The literature of premodern Islam (here taken to mean the period from the first to tenth A.H./seventh to sixteenth cent…

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Rouhi, Leyla, “Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Arabic and Persian”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0633a>
First published online: 2009



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