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The Resource Crossing borders : love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures, Sahar Amer

Crossing borders : love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures, Sahar Amer

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Crossing borders : love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures
Title
Crossing borders
Title remainder
love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures
Statement of responsibility
Sahar Amer
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Crossing Borders, Sahar Amer turns to the rich body of Arabic sexological writings to focus, in particular, on their open attitude toward erotic love between women. By juxtaposing these Arabic texts with French works, she reveals a medieval French literary discourse on same-sex desire and sexual practices that has gone all but unnoticed. The Arabic tradition on eroticism breaks through into French literary writings on gender and sexuality in often surprising ways, she argues, and she demonstrates how strategies of gender representation deployed in Arabic texts came to be models to imitate, contest, subvert, and at times censor in the West." "Amer's analysis reveals Western literary representations of gender in the Middle Ages as cross-cultural, hybrid discourses as she reexamines borders - cultural, linguistic, historical, geographic - not as elements of separation and division but as fluid spaces of cultural exchange, adaptation, and collaboration. Crossing these borders, she salvages key Arabic and French writings on alternative sexual practices from oblivion to give voice to a group that has long been silenced."--Jacket
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E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Middle Ages series
Crossing borders : love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures, Sahar Amer
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Crossing borders : love between women in medieval French and Arabic literatures, Sahar Amer
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fhsr1
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crossing disciplinary boundaries : a cross-cultural approach to same-sex love between women -- Crossing linguistic borders : Etienne de Fougères's Livre des manières and Arabic erotic treatises -- Crossing sartorial lines : female same-sex marriage in Yde et Olive and The story of Qamar al-Zaman and Princess Boudour from the One thousand and one nights -- Crossing the lines of friendship : Jean Renart's Escoufle, Saracen silk and intercultural encounters -- Crossing social and cultural borders : Jean Renart's Escoufle and the traditions of Zarf, Jawaris and Qaynas in the Islamicate world -- Beyond Orientalist presuppositions
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 252 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812201086
Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Specific material designation
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