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Other mothers, other sons

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... bihisht recounts the adventures of the Sassanian king, Bahrām Gūr and, especially, his marriages to seven princesses from different regions.See Gabbay, Islamic Tolerance: Amīr Khusraw and Pluralism (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), 41–61,...

Endowing agency

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Deeds that speak In her endowment deed for the so-called Blue Mosque (masjid-i kabūd) in Tabriz, Iran, the fifteenth-century Qarā Quyūnlū queen Khātūn Jān Begum, wife of the enormously powerful ruler Jahān Shāh (d. 1467), made a highly...

Fatima’s royal shadow

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...‘The tongue of ‘Ali’Though Fatima’s role as successor to her father hardly seems reproducible, evidence from Shi‘i and other texts indicates otherwise. Other women closely associated with the ahl al-bayt likewise acted as successors – some...

Heiress to the Prophet

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Al-Kulaynī, Al-Kāfī, 7:75; English tr., 7:68.Dust in the jaws of the ‘aṣaba Carving out a more prominent place for daughters Not long after the death of her father, Fatima, daughter of the Prophet, covered her head with her veil...

Speaking in her father’s name

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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... necessarily losing her inheritance.Ibid., 33–4. This concept is evident in the Shāhnāma, where daughters frequently choose their own husbands against the will of their fathers but are treated sympathetically. See Alyssa Gabbay, ‘Rebels, Virtuous...

Introduction: Redrawing family trees

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The problem of patrilineal descent When Iranian mathematician and Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani died of cancer at the age of forty in July 2017, newspaper tributes glowingly enumerated the gender conventions she broke...

Umms and wombs

Alyssa Gabbay

Alyssa Gabbay is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received her PhD (for which she won the Foundation for Iranian Studies award for best dissertation) in 2007 from the University of Chicago. She is the author of many peer-reviewed articles and chapters and Islamic Tolerance, published by Routledge in 2010. She will shortly be publishing The New Moon of Perfection and Other Prefaces. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender and Succession in Medieval and Early Modern Islam : Bilateral Descent and the Legacy of Fatima

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Aeschylus, Oresteia, ed. and trans. Alan H. Sommerstein (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008), 439.The so-called ‘mother’ is not a parent of the child, only the nurse of the newly-begotten embryo. The parent is he who mounts...