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Western Representations of the Muslim Woman
By:Mohja Kahf
Published on 1999 by University of Texas Press

Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressed—the |odalisque| image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Muslim women in exactly the opposite way, as forceful queens of wanton and intimidating sexuality. In this illuminating study, Mohja Kahf traces the process through which the |termagant| became an |odalisque| in Western representations of Muslim women. Drawing examples from medieval chanson de geste and romance, Renaissance drama, Enlightenment prose, and Romantic poetry, she links the changing images of Muslim women to changes in European relations with the Islamic world, as well as to changing gender dynamics within Western societies.

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Book ID of Western Representations of the Muslim Woman's Books is AZS6RJkujasC, Book which was written byMohja Kahfhave ETAG "in+t+EE/A94"

Book which was published by University of Texas Press since 1999 have ISBNs, ISBN 13 Code is 9780292743373 and ISBN 10 Code is 0292743378

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