Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World: Khaled El-Rouayheb Khaled El-Rouayheb

ISBN: 9780226729909

Published: May 14th 2014

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221 pages


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Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World: Khaled El-Rouayheb  by  Khaled El-Rouayheb

Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World: Khaled El-Rouayheb by Khaled El-Rouayheb
May 14th 2014 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 221 pages | ISBN: 9780226729909 | 4.13 Mb

Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenicOCovisible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on theMoreAttitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenicOCovisible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other.

Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance or intolerance. Drawing on poetry, biographical literature, medicine, dream interpretation, and Islamic texts, he shows that the culture of the period lacked the concept of homosexuality.aOC Meticulously researched, lucidly written, nuanced, and brilliantly conceived, [the book] forthrightly takes on complex issues surrounding the culture of same-sex eroticism that existed in the Arabic-speaking lands of the early modern Ottoman Empire.

. . . An important book by an excellent scholar.OCOOCoJournal of ReligionaOC Rectifies many . . . prejudices and misinterpretations in a masterly fashion.OCOOCoBulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studiesaa



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