On Dec 18, 2013, at 10:21 AM, Marguerite D.A. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> My questions were prompted by some prep work I'm doing for my Kingdom A&S project. It seems through the years there's been a certain amount of side-eye towards medieval Arabic/medieval Islamic personas. Some people think a woman who wants a middle eastern persona (and I apologize for the monolithic term, which I know is incorrect) simply wants to be a 'jingle bunny.' Many people have not heard of a single stand-out woman in the medieval Islamic world, whereas they'd heard of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen Elizabeth, Christine de Pizan, Hildegard of Bingen, Lucrezia Borgia, Queen Maude and Empress Matilda, Aud the Deepminded.... On a modern note, when I was considering converting (or reverting, as it's called) to Islam, a few of my friends were perplexed that I would want to do such a thing.
True. I for one, can not name or even probably recognize the name, of "a single, stand-out women in the medieval Islamic world."
How about helping to solve that by writing some short articles on such women, that I can add to the PEOPLE AND PLACES section of the Florilegium.
My standard policy is that the author keeps the copyright and I'll accept updates at any time. Short articles are also often picked up for publication by various SCA local newsletters.
Although not a Moslem, here is an example article about someone from the medieval Islamic world:
Maimonides-msg (4K) 1/ 3/01 Moses Maimonides, Hebrew philosopher.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas [log in to unmask]
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****