Statistical approaches to the rise of concubinage in Islam

Majied Robinson

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This chapter investigates the application of statistical methodologies to the Arabic genealogical literary tradition. It shows that the child-bearing marriage data in these works appears to be correct, and the trends they reveal can overturn prior assumptions held with regards to the practice of concubinage in the pre-Abbasid period and the status of the offspring of these unions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcubines and Courtesans
Subtitle of host publicationWomen and Slavery in Islamic History
EditorsMatthew S. Gordon, Kathryn A. Hain
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780190622183
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


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