Prominent Women From Central ArabiaeBook - 2008
Women's contributions to Arabic and Islamic society - be they cultural, religious, medical or military - have been recorded by Muslim historians throughout the ages. No biographical dictionary of any worth was considered complete unless it mentioned prominent women, a tradition stemming from the earliest Islamic biographies which included the female companions of the Prophet as well as mothers of notable men. However, little has been written about the contribution of women from more recent contemporary central Arabian society. Prominent Women from Central Arabia explores sources ranging from published material to manuscripts, documents, and oral history in an attempt to redress the balance. In all, the book contains 52 biographies of women who lived from the beginning of the 18th century until the death of King 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Saud in 1953. The women studied include notable poets, educators, great donors of charitable works, and more.
Publisher: Reading, UK : Ithaca Press ; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia : in association with the King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 177 p.)