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Literature: 9th to 15th Century
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Women's literature thrived in many localities during this period of Islamic history, but it did not usually present itself as women's literature as such, in a package neatly segregated from men's literature; instead its specimens tended to be embedded in larger collectively-written texts generally ascribed to male authors, either by attribution, or, in the case of anonymous works, by default. Therefore, the sources one would consult for women's litera…

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Hammond, Marlé, “Literature: 9th to 15th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0006>
First published online: 2009

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