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Published: 27 October 2017

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190622183

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Concubines and Courtesans

Women and Slavery in Islamic History

Edited by Matthew S. Gordon and Kathryn A. Hain

  • Features previously unpublished data and new research on slavery in Islamic society across time
  • Greatly expands our understanding of female slavery in medieval Islamic society providing new insights into highly debated issues such as the rise of ISIS and its specious arguments justifying enslavement of Yazidi women and girls
  • Contributes to the history of concubinage and courtesanship in both Islamic society and across world history