By Kathryn M. Kueny
Conceiving Identities explores how medieval Muslim theologians applicable a woman’s reproductive energy to build a feminine gender identification within which maternity is a important part. via an in depth research of 7th- via fourteenth-century exegetical works, clinical treatises, criminal pronouncements, historiographies, zoologies, and different literary fabrics, this research considers how medieval Muslim students map the feminine reproductive physique in accordance with broader, cosmological schemes to generate a woman’s position as “mother.” via shut attention of folks drugs and magic, this booklet additionally finds how medieval girls contest the normal maternal identities imagined for them and thereby reinvent themselves as moms and Muslims. This cutting edge exam of the discourse and practices surrounding maternity forges new flooring because it takes up the historic and epistemic development of medieval Muslim women’s identities.
Kathryn M. Kueny is affiliate Professor of Theology at Fordham collage. She is the writer of The Rhetoric of Sobriety: Wine in Early Islam, additionally released by means of SUNY Press.
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