Title

Review: A History of Women’s Seclusion in the Middle East

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

1-2012

Publication Title

Journal of the History of Sexuality

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

164

Last Page

166

DOI

10.1353/sex.2012.0018

Abstract

In this book Ann Chamberlin, a playwright and author of historical fiction trained in the languages and archaeology of the Middle East, tackles the timely and sensitive topic of the practices of seclusion, including veiling. This impressionistic book sets out ambitiously to understand modern Muslim practices through an examination of the history of the origins of seclusion practices.