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

  • Amer, Sahar
[2008], ©2008
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Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2008], ©2008.

Physical description

xii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.



Crossing disciplinary boundaries : a cross-cultural approach to same-sex love between women -- Crossing linguistic borders : Etienne de Fougeres's Livre des manieres 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.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-238) and index.


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