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History: East, South, and Southeast Asia
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This essay provides an overview of sources and methodologies for the study of the history of women in Muslim societies in Southeast and South Asia (SESA) where the majority of Muslim women outside the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) live. Some reference will also be made to the history of Muslim women in China. As will be described below, history has not been the prima…

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Hooker, Virginia Matheson, “History: East, South, and Southeast Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0050>
First published online: 2009

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