This book explores the ramifications of being infertile in the medieval Arab-Islamic world by examining legal texts, medical treatises, and works of religious preaching. Sara Verskin illuminates how attitudes toward mixed-gender interactions legal theories pertaining to marriage, divorce, and inheritance and scientific theories of reproduction contoured the intellectual and social landscape infertile women had to navigate.
KeywordsWomen in Islam Islamic family law; history of medicine infertility
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2020
SeriesIslam – Thought, Culture, and Society, 2
Middle Eastern history
Islamic life & practice