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Rise of Islam: 6th to 9th Century
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Religious and literary texts provide the most useful information for studying the life of women at the time Islam was founded as a religion and civilization, roughly the sixth to ninth centuries C.E. Because of the scarcity of sources, the concrete realities of women's lives during this early period of Islamic history have yet to be fully studied, which is one reason for the oft…

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Sonbol, Amira, “Rise of Islam: 6th to 9th Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0002>
First published online: 2009

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