[Ebook] ➩ Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800 By Khaled El-Rouayheb – Transportjobsite.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800

  1. says:

    The main thrust of this book is simple enough to grasp It is that, in the Arabic speaking parts of the Ottoman Empire, between 1500 and 1800, homesexuality did not exist as such rather, there existed a multiplicity of conflicting themes, ideas, and social behaviors Essentially, things that we may or may not place under the homosexual umbrella today were in this period divided into specific acts pederasty, effeminate male passivity, the passionate but chaste love of boys, same sex intercrural intercourse, and sodomy The author espouses a constructivist rather than an essentialist view of human sexuality that is, that sexuality is not ontological and our understanding of it and relationship to it shifts over time according to social values.While I appreciated the thesis, I had some issues with the book s structure and style I thought the author quoted waaaaaaay too many translated Arabic poems to make all of his points In doing so his arguments became repetitive I lost interest after the first chapter, when the author went into meticulous detail Then again, this is probably a positive for other folks, particularly those in the academe who likely value such attention to detail.Also, on another personal note, it was very interesting to see the thriving tradition of love poetry addressed to young boys that existed during his time I had no idea it was a thing The author touches on why this might be, actually, that in modern times there s a lot of censorship of this particular aspect of the Ottoman era, so I guess it makes sense that growing up in Cairo I never heard a whiff of this heard way too much virulent homophobia, though.


  2. says:

    Excellent scholarly, authoritative, and very thorough engagement with the historiography of sexuality, as well as a thoughtful reading of Arabic language sources Highly recommended.


  3. says:

    A meticulous study of Ottoman Arabic sources that basically affirms Foucault s thesis about pre modern sexuality El Rouayheb s constructionist interpretation is likely to offend essentalists like Samar Habib, but remains quite compelling.


  4. says:

    Buku yang akan bukak minda hg Buku yang terbahagi kepada 3 bahagian Pederasts and Pathics, Aesthetes, dan Sodomites 2 bahagian pertama akan menceritakan tentang gejala gejala homo pada zaman dahulu selepas kedatangan Islam ye Bagaimana orang Middle East dulu mengangkat rasa cinta mereka terhadap lelaki yang kebanyakkan diangkat menjadi puisi Sehinggkan orang Western pun terkejut bila tengok puisi orang Middle East ni zaman sebelum eropah terima homo dan menganggap homo benda yang pelik Dan korang akan tahu apa beza sodomi, liwat, homosexual, dan sexual inclination Jangan jadi pemalas dengan anggap semua perkataan ni termaktub dalam perkataan LGBT Bahagian ketiga pula akan membincangkan tentang pandangan sodomi liwat dari Islamic law terutamanya dari pandangan 4 Imam Besar dan juga dari Syiah Aku suka part ni Kita boleh tengok bagaimana hukuman hudud untuk setiap mazhab berbeza Ada yang berat, ada yang tak berat Dan dari aspek liwat, kita lihat perbuatan apa yang membenarkan si pelaku layak dihukum hudud.Bila aku baca buku ni aku terus teringat kes lesbian disebat di khalayak ramai Aku ada judgement yg tersendiri Korang baca buku ni, dan korang fikir la sendiri.Tetapi ada benda yang mengganggu aku Aku tak tahu persepsi Islam terhadap pedofilia Sebab berdasarkan buku ni, mostly puisi yang dibuat, menunjukkan cinta kepada golongan remaja atau beardless boys Dan terang terang penulis menggunakan perkataan paedistric Ibarat, pedo merupakan benda biasa dan tak berdosa Entah la, aku pun keliru.Apapun aku suka buku ni Otak aku rasa berat dan puas.


  5. says:

    Persuasively argued and meticulous account that challenges the imposition of anachronistic identities onto the premodern world Well organized, coherent, and cogent Worth reading.


  6. says:

    3.5 stars.Read for my Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Middle Eastern History class, not going to review Also the last book I have to read for this class, I can t believe I survived.


  7. says:

    Masyarakat Islam Arab sebelum zaman moden tidak mempunyai konsep binari homo dan hetero seksualiti seperti yang didefinisikan oleh Barat TETAPI hubungan sama jenis di dalam masyarakat ketika itu telah wujud dengan toleransi yang bersyarat sudah tentu mengikut bukti bukti yang dilampirkan di dalam buku ini Buku ini juga melihat perbezaan persepsi dahulu dan sekarang terhadap hubungan gay Rumusan penulis, Khaled El Rouayheb di akhir buku ini mungkin akan mengejutkan para pembaca.Jadi, selamat membaca.


  8. says:

    The book is good research about same sex literature in that period I am still uneasy with accepting the approach and the conclusion Many resources and elements were overlooked in order for the author to maintain what seems to be predetermined opinion about how the region viewed same sex relationships during the researched period.


  9. says:

    It s an excellent book, and one that doesn t really require any prior knowledge to tackle Khaled El Rouayheb essentially argues that much of the Middle East had nuanced attitudes toward behaviors that would nowadays be categorized as homosexual essentially, that our modern binary of homosexuality vs heterosexuality was an import To prove his point, El Rouayheb uses poems, unintentionally funny travelogues, biographical texts, and interpretations of the Quran Shariah law on almost every page Secondary sources on Arabic poetry in particular tend to be heavily influenced by prudish Victorian attitudes resulting in mistranslations and oftentimes censorship , so Khaled El Rouayheb s INCREDIBLE and personally translated use of primary sources isn t just remarkable it s necessary, especially for an argument as grand as his.


  10. says:

    Meticulously researched book on the lack of concept binary of homo hetero in pre modern Arab world Drawing from legal juristic literature and poetry author make striking conclusions Reference and citation of a pre modern literature can be seen in almost every page.It is commonplace today to say that Islam, as a religion, disapproves of homosexuality In fact, the author points out that it was only in the early part of the 20th century that Western attitudes toward same sex love began to be internalized by the intellectual classes in the Middle East Thus, even the works of famous poets might be expurgated to eliminate references to male to male erotic feeling Yet, oddly, as gay movements have claimed their rights and been acknowledged in the West, attitudes enunciated in the Middle East often remain tied to the Victorian attitudes of an earlier era.


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