Forgotten Queens Of Islam by Fatima MernissiForgotten Queens Of Islam by Fatima Mernissi

Forgotten Queens Of Islam

byFatima Mernissi

Paperback | July 30, 1997

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When Benazir Bhutto became prime minister of Pakistan in 1988, many claimed that it was a blasphemous assault on Islamic tradition since no Muslim state, critics alleged, had ever been governed by a woman. But Fatima Mernissi examined fifteen centuries of Islamic history and discovered that the critics were wrong. Recovering the stories of fifteen Islamic queens, this remarkable exploration tells how they ascended the throne, how they governed and exercised their power, and how their forgotten reigns influence the ways in which politics is practiced in Islam today.
Title:Forgotten Queens Of IslamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:July 30, 1997Publisher:University of Minnesota Press

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ISBN - 10:0816624399

ISBN - 13:9780816624393

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Mernissi recounts the extraordinary stories of fifteen queen s and reflects on the implications for the ways in which politics is practiced in Islam today, a world in which women are largely excluded form the political domain.