Ruth Roded is professor of the History of Islam and the Middle East at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She specialises in the social and cultural history of the Middle East, and for over three decades has focused on women and gender. Roded has published multiple books and articles in leading academic journals.
Women in Islamic Biographical Collections: From Ibn Sa'd to Who's Who is a groundbreaking study of 40 bibliographical collections, dating from the 9th century to the present, investigating which type of woman Muslim scholars have deemed worthy of recording for posterity. The analysis clearly indicates that Muslim women have achieved prominence in certain fields at certain times.
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