Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Get access

Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Arabic and Persian
(5,496 words)

Women, gender, and sexuality are treated in numerous poetic and prose genres of these two languages of Islam, to the extent that one would be hard-pressed to find a genre that does not – in one form or another – address the topic of women and sexuality. The literature of premodern Islam (here taken to mean the period from the first to tenth A.H./seventh to sixteenth centuries C…

Cite this page
Rouhi, Leyla, “Representations: Poetry and Prose, Premodern: Arabic and Persian”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 07 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0633a>
First published online: 2009

▲   Back to top   ▲