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Case studies – from the middle ages to the present
The Unforgettable Queens of Islam: Succession, Authority, Gender
by Shahla Haeri, published by Cambridge University Press, (2020), 9781316389300
The classic overview of Islamic queenship
The Forgotten Queens of Islam
by Fatima Mernissi, published by Polity Press, (1994), 9780745614199
A case study of an ‘extraordinary’ Egyptian queen
Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of the 13th-Century Egyptian Slave-Queen Shajar al-Durr
by D. Fairchild Ruggles, published by Oxford University Press, (2020), 9780190873202
A primary source on the lives of the women at the court of Baghdad
Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad
by Ibn al-Sāʿī, edited by Shawkat Toorawa, published by NYU Press, (2015), 9781479850983
Text © Elena Woodacre, 2021.