Women's Roles In Middle East And North Africa, 1st Edition

  • Ruth Margolies Beitler
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  • ISBN-10: 0313362416
  • ISBN-13: 9780313362415
  • DDC: 305.40956
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 225 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Recent research shows that women in the Middle East and North Africa have played much larger roles in society than previously acknowledged. WOMEN'S ROLES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA explores these roles from both historical and contemporary perspectives, describing and analyzing the lives of women in the regions from the advent of Islam through contemporary times. The book begins with an introduction that examines the pre-Islamic Middle East and North Africa. The balance of the chapters are organized thematically and provide detailed country studies for 19 nations. Chapters discuss work, law, religion, family, politics, and culture, exploring the changes women have undergone over a period of roughly 1,500 years.