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512 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748694860

Bookseller Code (06)

Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces

Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Egypt

Marilyn Booth

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Includes descriptions of biographies of women from the US, Britain, Europe, India and the Maldives, as well as the Middle East (Iran, Turkey and the Arab world)
  • Presents Fawwaz's dictionary as a key text in the debates on gender and national efficacy in 1890s Egypt and Ottoman Syria
  • Closely examines issues of text circulation and borrowing
  • Argues that Fawwaz's book can be regarded as 'feminist history'