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The Warrior, the Princess and the Mystic: Women in Islamic History

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Date(s) - 12/05/2019
6:30 pm

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University of Pennsylvania / Fisher-Bennett Hall, Suite 228

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https://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec/events/2019/december/warrior-princess-and-mystic-women-islamic-history
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(215) 898-6335
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Middle East Center


PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

The Arabo-Islamic empire is known for its many contributions to diverse fields such as philosophy, medicine, literature, and the sciences, yet the role that women played in these fields, as well as their agency in the greater medieval context, remains largely underrepresented and under-researched. By drawing on three roles occupied by Arabo-Islamic women: The Warrior, the Princess, and the Mystic, Kaley Keener will highlight the ways in which women participated in society throughout the medieval period, bearing broader implications for the role of the modern Arabo-Islamic woman.

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