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Islamic Biographical Dictionaries: 11th to 15th Century
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Biographical dictionaries are valuable repositories of historical and cultural information about different groups of individuals from different eras. They contain references to those individuals who distinguished themselves in some way, on account of their personal accomplishments and aptitudes and/or their ascription to specific social classes or occupational categories. Happily for us, many of these works contain a special section devoted to remarkable women of earlier as well as of their cont…

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Afsaruddin, Asma, “Islamic Biographical Dictionaries: 11th to 15th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICSIM_0005>
First published online: 2009

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