Courses: Sex and Gender in the Early Modern Islamic World (HISTH266A01)
This course examines the histories of sex and gender in the Ottoman, Mughal (Indian), and Safavid (Persian) Empires, focusing mostly on the period between the 16th and 18th centuries. Among the topics covered are power-relations in the Ottoman imperial harem, the role of gender in the cultural synthesis of Hindu and Muslim traditions, same-sex themes in Persian love poetry, the clash between Sufi and orthodox traditions, and the use of the law in the resolution of familial disputes.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Fulfills: SO III
Haverford, Stokes 102