Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2015

472 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 Eypt

Marilyn Booth

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Zaynab Fawwaz (c.1860-1914) was a forceful voice in support of women's rights to education and work choices in colonial-era Egypt. This book explores the writing and influence of her landmark piece al-Durr al-manthur fi tabaqat rabbat al-khudur, the first Arabic-language global biographical dictionary of women.