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Author El-Azhari, Taef Kamal, author.

Title Queens, eunuchs and concubines in Islamic history, 661-1257 [electronic resource] / Tael El-Azhari.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019]

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Description 1 online resource
Series Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Contents Cover -- Queens, Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History, 661-1257 -- Copyright -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Chronology -- Introduction -- 1 The Umayyad Empire and the Establishment of a Royal Court, 661-750 -- 2 Princesses, Concubines and Qahramanat under the 'Abbasids: Gender and Politics, 749-1055 -- 3 The Kingdom of Eunuchs under the 'Abbasids -- 4 Fatimid Royal Women and Royal Concubines in Politics -- 5 The Fatimid Eunuchs and their Sphere -- 6 The Seljuqs from Syria to Iran -- 7 The Ayyubids: Their Two Queens and their Powerful Castrated Atabegs
Appendix 1 The Abbasid Caliphs from 749 to the Coming of the Seljuqs in 1055 -- Appendix 2 The Fatimid Caliphs, North Africa and Egypt -- Appendix 3 Dynasties -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Drawing on specific historical case studies and events, this book looks at the role of women, mothers, wives, eunuchs, concubines, qahramans and atabegs in the dynamics and manipulation of medieval Islamic politics.
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Subject Sex role -- Islamic Empire.
Sex -- Islamic Empire.
Islamic Empire -- Civilization.
Women -- Political activity -- Islamic Empire.
Eunuchs -- Political activity -- Islamic Empire.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: El-Azhari, Taef Kamal. Queens, eunuchs and concubines in Islamic history, 661-1257. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] 9781474423199 (OCoLC)1086681368
ISBN 9781474423199 (electronic bk.)
1474423191 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9781474423182