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420 Pages | 2

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474426602


Bookseller Code (06)

Female Religious Authority in Shi'i Islam

Past and Present

Edited by Mirjam Künkler and Devin J. Stewart

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Features case studies of women exercising religious authority, including hadith transmitters, jurists, scholars of religion, women acting as representative for a leading ayatollah, and women judges
  • Addresses the classical, medieval and modern periods
  • Brings together scholars from Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Anthropology, History, and Art History
  • Provides insight into contemporary debates about female religious authority in Islam
  • Questions assumptions about the inherently progressive agenda of female religious authorities
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