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APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF MUSLIM AND JEWISH WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL IBERIAN PENINSULA: THE POETESS QASMUNA BAT ISMA`IL

APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF MUSLIM AND JEWISH WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL IBERIAN PENINSULA: THE POETESS QASMUNA BAT ISMA`IL

APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF MUSLIM AND JEWISH WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL IBERIAN PENINSULA: THE POETESS QASMUNA BAT ISMA`IL

ÁNGELES GALLEGO, MARÍA (Universidad de Cambridge (R.U.) )

MEAH, sección Hebreo 48 (1999)

Abstract:

This article gives a general overview of the various methodological approaches which have been employed in the study of Muslim and Jewish women in Medieval Spain. Then discussion will turn to the Spanish Jewish woman poet Qasmuna bat Isma`il.

The last few decades have witnessed an increased interest in the study of women in medieval Iberian Peninsula. Such an interest could be interpreted as part of the current trends of historiographic research and, more specifically, of the relatively modern interest in the study and re-evaluation of the role played by those groups of population which, for different reasons, have been excluded from the records of the official history.


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