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Formations: A Birthplace, a Family, a Voyage

Marilyn Booth

in The Career and Communities of Zaynab Fawwaz: Feminist Thinking in Fin-de-siècle Egypt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192846198
eISBN:
9780191938559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846198.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, World Literature

The chapter sets out a history of Zaynab Fawwaz’s birthplace, the Ottoman territory of Jabal ‘Amil, at the southern tip of Mt Lebanon, as a region that was both marginalized and a centre of Shi‘i ... More


Good Consequences, Feminine Choices: Public Politics and the Rights of the Young (1895/1899)

Marilyn Booth

in The Career and Communities of Zaynab Fawwaz: Feminist Thinking in Fin-de-siècle Egypt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780192846198
eISBN:
9780191938559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846198.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, World Literature

This chapter treats Fawwaz’s first novel, Husn al-‘awaqib. Set in a chronotope analogous to the author’s birthplace in southern Lebanon, the novel traces a struggle over political power within a ... More


A Tale of Two Mountains

Andrew Arsan

in Interlopers of Empire: The Lebanese Diaspora in Colonial French West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199333387
eISBN:
9780199388202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333387.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the economic ecology of the two regions from which Eastern Mediterranean migrants to French West Africa hailed – the Matn, in central Mount Lebanon, and Jabal ‘Amil, to the ... More


Pearls Scattered: An Introduction

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter introduces the book at the centre of this study, a mammoth biographical dictionary of 453 world women published in Arabic in Cairo 1893-6 at Egypt’s government printing press; and its ... More


Founding Mothers, Speaking Sisters: Lineaments of Community in History

Marilyn Booth

in Classes of Ladies of Cloistered Spaces: Writing Feminist History through Biography in Fin-de-siecle Eypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694860
eISBN:
9781474408639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694860.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on Fawwaz’s portraits of early Muslim women, especially those of ahl al-bayt, the Prophet Muhammad’s family and lineage. It highlights her presentations of Alid and early Shi’i ... More


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