Behind the veil in Arabia women in Oman by Unni Wikan

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Ṣuḥār (Oman),
  • Oman,
  • Ṣuḥār.

Subjects:

  • Women -- Oman -- Ṣuḥār.,
  • Sex customs -- Oman -- Ṣuḥār.,
  • Marriage -- Oman -- Ṣuḥār.,
  • Ṣuḥār (Oman) -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementUnni Wikan.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1731.Z8 S838 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 314 p. :
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1866992M
ISBN 100226896838
LC Control Number90025148

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