Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past

The Legacy of 'A'isha Bint ABI Bakr

By D. A. Spellberg; Da Spellberg; Denise A. Spellberg
(Columbia University Press, Paperback, 9780231079990, 243pp.)

Publication Date: June 1996

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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In this extraordinary study, D. A. Spellberg examines the life of 'A'isha bint Abi Bakr, Muhammad's most beloved and controversial wife, and a central figure in Islamic cultural history. Instead of employing the traditional chronological technique of the biographer, however, Spellberg uses 'A'isha as a lens through which to examine the place of women in Islamic societies.

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