Transmitting sunnī learning in Fāṭimid Egypt: the female voices

Cortese, Delia (2012) Transmitting sunnī learning in Fāṭimid Egypt: the female voices. In: 26th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (UEAI 26), 12-16 Sep 2012, Basel, Switzerland.

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Abstract

In this paper I propose to investigate the contribution of women as transmitters of Sunnī learning in Egypt under the Fāṭimids as part of a broader project I am conducting on the intellectual history of Sunnism in Fāṭimid Egypt. This study attempts to charter the careers of prominent 6th/12th century female figures such as Zaynab bint ‘Awf and Khadīja bint al-Silafī who were active in Alexandria, but also lesser known female transmitters who came to prominence in Fusṭāṭ in the 4th/10th and 5th/11th centuries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
A. > Perspectives in Religion group
A. > School of Health and Education > Education > Interpreting and Translation group
Item ID: 13680
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Depositing User: Delia Cortese
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2014 10:35
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 17:26
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13680

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