Most of the studies on women in the Middle East between 1250 and 1920 depend on literary material, documents, court records, and, to some extent, accounts of European visitors. Although feminists are showing new interest in studying women’s lives during this period, the picture of Middle Eastern (ME) women is still inadequate. This is partly because almost all the descriptions of ME women’s lives are written by men; a few are written by European females who visited the area.

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Note In O. Patterson & J.G. Golson (Eds.), Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. London: SAGE, ISBN 978-1-412-98176-7
Shehada, N.Y. (2011). Women in the Middle East, 1250-1920. In ISS Staff Group 3: Human Resources and Local Development. Retrieved from