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Daughters of Two Empires: Muslim Women and Public Writing in Habsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina (1878–1918)

Daughters of Two Empires: Muslim Women and Public Writing in Habsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina... theme section Rethinking Empire from Eastern Europe Daughters of Two Empires Muslim Women and Public Writing in Habsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina (1878–1918) Fabio Giomi ABSTRACT This article focuses on the public writings of Muslim women in Bosnia and Herze- govina in the Habsburg period. From the beginning of the twentieth century, several Muslim women, mainly schoolgirls and teachers at Sarajevo’s Muslim Female School, started for the fi rst time to write for Bosnian literary journals, using the Serbo-Croatian language writt en in Latin or Cyrillic scripts. Before the beginning of World War I, a dozen Muslim women explored diff erent literary genres—the poem, novel, and social commentary essay. In the context of the expectations of a growing Muslim intelligen- tsia educated in Habsburg schools and of the anxieties of the vast majority of the Mus- lim population, Muslim women contested late Ott oman gender norms and explored, albeit timidly, new forms of sisterhood, thus making an original contribution to the construction of a Bosnian, post-Ott oman public sphere. KEYWORDS: Bosnia and Herzegovina, female education, female writing, Habsburg Empire, Muslim woman question, Muslims, Ott oman Empire, segregation Since at least the 1980s, historical research has increasingly explored the living condi- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

Daughters of Two Empires: Muslim Women and Public Writing in Habsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina (1878–1918)

Aspasia , Volume 9 (1): 18 – Mar 1, 2015

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1933-2882
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1933-2890
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10.3167/asp.2015.090102
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theme section Rethinking Empire from Eastern Europe Daughters of Two Empires Muslim Women and Public Writing in Habsburg Bosnia and Herzegovina (1878–1918) Fabio Giomi ABSTRACT This article focuses on the public writings of Muslim women in Bosnia and Herze- govina in the Habsburg period. From the beginning of the twentieth century, several Muslim women, mainly schoolgirls and teachers at Sarajevo’s Muslim Female School, started for the fi rst time to write for Bosnian literary journals, using the Serbo-Croatian language writt en in Latin or Cyrillic scripts. Before the beginning of World War I, a dozen Muslim women explored diff erent literary genres—the poem, novel, and social commentary essay. In the context of the expectations of a growing Muslim intelligen- tsia educated in Habsburg schools and of the anxieties of the vast majority of the Mus- lim population, Muslim women contested late Ott oman gender norms and explored, albeit timidly, new forms of sisterhood, thus making an original contribution to the construction of a Bosnian, post-Ott oman public sphere. KEYWORDS: Bosnia and Herzegovina, female education, female writing, Habsburg Empire, Muslim woman question, Muslims, Ott oman Empire, segregation Since at least the 1980s, historical research has increasingly explored the living condi-

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AspasiaBerghahn Books

Published: Mar 1, 2015

Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina; female education; female writing; Habsburg Empire; Muslim woman question; Muslims; Ottoman Empire; segregation

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