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Prominent Andalusi Muslim Women: A Short List from Ibn Bashkuwal’s “Kitab al-Silla”

The following are some entries of famous Andalusi women taken from the famous Kitab al-Sila of Ibn Bashkuwal (d. 1183). They shed some light on the role of women in Andalusi society and indicate that, if one looks into the various biographical dictionaries, one can find important evidence for the participation of women in Islamic scholarship during the Middle Ages. All translations are my own.  (more…)