This thesis analyzes Abu Jaâ far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabariâ s chronicle (d. 923) History of Prophets and Kings using a gender perspective. It focuses on al-Tabariâ s representation of women during the Madina period, arguing that through such a representation al-Tabari projects his Abbasid gender norms on the women of this period. The thesis focuses on four main subjects in relation to al-Tabariâ s text: the image of rebellious non-Muslim women, â Aâ ishaâ s involvement in the Battle of the Camel, and women as rational and emotional players in the Madina period.
Arab & Islamic Civilizations Department
MA in Arabic Studies
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(2010).Tabari's re-presentation of women during the Madina period [Master’s thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Hathaway, Kendra. Tabari's re-presentation of women during the Madina period. 2010. American University in Cairo, Master's thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.