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Sex and Society in Islam

Birth Control Before the Nineteenth Century

Author: B. F. Musallam

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521338585

Category: History

Page: 176

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Examines the practice of contraception in Islamic countries during the Middle Ages and analyzes the place of birth control in Islamic society

Philosophie et science au Moyen Age / Philosophy and Science in the Middle Ages

Author: Guttorm Fløistad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401736499

Category: Philosophy

Page: 445

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Women’s Studies of the Christian and Islamic Traditions

Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Foremothers

Author: Kari Elisabeth Børresen,K. Vogt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401116644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 365

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Nothing Natural Is Shameful

Sodomy and Science in Late Medieval Europe

Author: Joan Cadden

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208587

Category: History

Page: 336

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In his Problemata, Aristotle provided medieval thinkers with the occasion to inquire into the natural causes of the sexual desires of men to act upon or be acted upon by other men, thus bringing human sexuality into the purview of natural philosophers, whose aim it was to explain the causes of objects and events in nature. With this philosophical justification, some late medieval intellectuals asked whether such dispositions might arise from anatomy or from the psychological processes of habit formation. As the fourteenth-century philosopher Walter Burley observed, "Nothing natural is shameful." The authors, scribes, and readers willing to "contemplate base things" never argued that they were not vile, but most did share the conviction that they could be explained. From the evidence that has survived in manuscripts of and related to the Problemata, two narratives emerge: a chronicle of the earnest attempts of medieval medical theorists and natural philosophers to understand the cause of homosexual desires and pleasures in terms of natural processes, and an ongoing debate as to whether the sciences were equipped or permitted to deal with such subjects at all. Mining hundreds of texts and deciphering commentaries, indices, abbreviations, and marginalia, Joan Cadden shows how European scholars deployed a standard set of philosophical tools and a variety of rhetorical strategies to produce scientific approaches to sodomy.

The International Journal of African Historical Studies

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Category: Africa

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Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic

Author: Alexandra Cuffel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780268023676

Category: Religion

Page: 430

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In Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic, Alexandra Cuffel analyzes medieval Jewish, Christian, and Muslim uses of gendered bodily imagery and metaphors of impurity in their visual and verbal polemic against one another. Drawing from a rich array of sources--including medical texts, bestiaries, Muslim apocalyptic texts, midrash, biblical commentaries, kabbalistic literature, Hebrew liturgical poetry, and theological tracts from late antiquity to the mid-fourteenth century--Cuffel examines attitudes toward the corporeal body and its relationship to divinity. She shows that these religious traditions shared notions of the human body as distasteful, with many believers viewing corporeality and communion with the divine as incompatible. In particular, she explores how authors from each religious tradition targeted the woman's body as antithetical to holiness. Foul smell, bodily fluids and states, and animals were employed by these religious communities as powerful tropes, which they used to mark their religious opponents as sinful, filthy, and unacceptable. By defining and denigrating the religious "other," each group wielded bodily insult as a means of resistance, of inciting violence, and of creating community boundaries. Representations of impurity or filth designed to inspire revulsion served also to reassure audiences of their religious and sometimes physical superiority and to encourage oppressive measures toward the minority. Yet, even in the midst of opposing one another, their very polemic demonstrates that Jews, Christians, and Muslims held basic cultural assumptions and symbols in common while inflecting their meanings differently. "Alexandra Cuffel's bold study interprets the inter-religious polemic of medieval Jews, Christians and Muslims in the context of late-antique disgust for the body, especially the female body, shared by all three traditions. This will be a very influential book for medievalists in many fields." --E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania "With Gendering Disgust in Medieval Religious Polemic, Alexandra Cuffel has produced a remarkably original, ambitious, and important book that sets the agenda for future discussions." --Peter Biller, University of York "'Filth,' 'putrid,' 'excrement,' 'foul,' 'bloody discharge,' 'stench,'--as these and other terms of physical and moral revulsion unfold Gendering Disgust grabs our attention and refuses to let go. Alexandra Cuffel offers her readers a riveting and enlightening comparative socio-religious study of the body's place in religious polemic from late antiquity and the early Middle Ages to the thirteenth century. It is a singularly engaging and disturbing study highlighting the polemical lexicon and registers shared by pagans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims." --Ross Brann, Cornell University

Containing Multitudes

Codex Upsaliensis Graecus 8 in Perspective

Author: Eva Nyström

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Codex Upsaliensis Graecus 8

Page: 340

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Abr Nahrain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Semitic

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Middle East legal systems

Author: Sayed Hassan Amin

Publisher: Royston Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 434

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Law and Justice in Contemporary Yemen

The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and the Yemen Arab Republic

Author: Sayed Hassan Amin

Publisher: Royston Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Justice, Administration of

Page: 159

View: 5817

Philosophy and Science in the Middle Ages

Author: Guttorm Fløistad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy and science

Page: 1050

View: 4069

Mideast File

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Category: Middle East

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British Book News

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Category: Best books

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Transcultural Healing

The Whole Human : Healing Systems Under the Influence of Abrahamic Religions, Eastern Religions and Beliefs, Paganism, New Religions, and Mixed Religious Forms

Author: Roland Werner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abrahamic religions

Page: 430

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The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547345666

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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Now a Hulu Original Series The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: History, Modern

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Africa

Author: Diedrich Westermann,Edwin William Smith,Cyril Daryll Forde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

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Includes Proceedings of the Executive Council and List of members, also section "Reviews of books".

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

American Book Publishing Record

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