History of Science
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By all rights, this entry shouldn't exist. The field of history of science, though well established in Western historiography since the eighteenth century and in Islamic studies for even longer, has yet to identify issues of women and gender in the Islamic world as part of its purview. Neither “female,” “gender,” nor “women” figure in the subject index to the most recent encyc…

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Green, Monica H., “History of Science”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0051>
First published online: 2009



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