|Author||: Leila Ahmed|
|Publisher||: Veritas Paperbacks|
|Total Pages||: 312|
|ISBN 10||: 9780300257311|
|ISBN 13||: 0300257317|
|Language||: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL|
This pioneering study of the social and political lives of Muslim women has shaped a whole generation of scholarship. In it, Leila Ahmed explores the historical roots of contemporary debates, ambitiously surveying Islamic discourse on women from Arabia during the period in which Islam was founded to Iraq during the classical age to Egypt during the modern era. The book is now reissued as a Veritas paperback, with a new foreword by Kecia Ali situating the text in its scholarly context and explaining its enduring influence.