Women in Pre-Islamic Arabia: Nabataea

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The first centuries BC-AD see a huge increase in Nabatean depictions of women, and using inscriptions, coins and archaeological studies this book looks at the reasons for this trend, which represents a clear rise in women's status at that time - with women becoming involved in business, and enjoying a certain amount of legal independence. al-Fassi argues that a crucial factor in the creation of this social structure was the development of full time long distance trade, which entailed long periods of male absence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages129
ISBN (Electronic)978-1407300955
ISBN (Print)1407300954
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2007


  • Arabia
  • Women
  • Ancient history
  • Nabataeans


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