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By Fatema Mernissi

Edition note: variation with new introduction.
Publish 12 months note: First released 1975

"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The college of Texas at Austin

"If a reader have been to choose just one e-book for you to achieve perception into women's prestige and clients in Islamic society, this examine may be the single selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of data and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab e-book World

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• Does Islam as a faith oppress ladies?
• Is Islam opposed to democracy?

In this vintage learn, the world over well known sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression isn't really because of Islam as this faith actually celebrates women’s strength. Women’s oppression, she keeps, is because of the political manipulation of faith by way of powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Mernissi explains in her booklet that early Muslim students portrayed girls as competitive hunters who compelled males, decreased to susceptible hunted sufferers, to manage ladies via enforcing necessities reminiscent of veiling, which restrained girls to the personal house. In her new creation, she argues that women’s invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite tv for pc channels within the twenty-first century, as convey anchors and movie and video stars, helps her thought that Islam as a faith celebrates woman strength. ‘A attention-grabbing book’ Scotland on Sunday ‘If a reader have been to pick just one ebook so that it will achieve perception into women’s prestige and clients in Islamic society, this examine could be the single selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of information and thought-provoking qualities.’ Arab e-book global

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These sites were Khirbat al-Malayqtah, Khirbat al-Kur and Khirbat al-Iraq Shamliya. In addition, the project chose Tawilan, a significant and previously-excavated site to the south of their survey territory, for re-excavation. However, the sites which the L2HE project chose to excavate are not located between Dana 3 Iron I and II Periods (1200–539 BC) 31 Fig. 2: Map of Iron Age sites and places mentioned in this chapter located within and nearby the SAAS and ARNAS territories and the Petra region.

WHS team members did not locate any Iron Age sites in the southeastern plateau region of the territory. This was probably an area in which there was little water and possibly little vegetation, even for flocks of sheep and goats, during most of the period. One disadvantage from an archaeological point-of-view is that no Iron Age site has been excavated in the WHS territory (Fig. 1). Tafila-Busayra Archaeological Survey Territory Relative to the transecting of the random squares of the TBAS territory, survey team members collected: Iron I-period pottery at one square in Zone 2; Iron I–II sherds at one square in Zone Busayra; Iron II sherds at three squares in Zone 1, at 19 in Zone 2, and at 15 in Zone Busayra; and Iron Age sherds, without further specification, at one random square in Zone 1, at two in Zone 2, and at eight in Zone Busayra (MacDonald et al.

Otherwise, one has to look just to the north of Wadi al-Hasa, in the area of Dayr `Ayn `Abata, for evidence of Middle Bronze presence, in the form of burials from the Middle Bronze IIA/B period (Collins et al. 2012; see also Politis 1993, 505–506, 518, pl. 1–2; 1995, 483–489; 1997, 342, 344–347). In addition, even farther to the north, in the vicinity of Bab adh-Dhra`, there is a Middle Bronze II village called Zahrat adh-Dhra` 1. This 12 ha site is the only known early second millennium settlement in south Jordan (Berelov 2006b, 2).

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