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Debates on the Social Rights of Women in the Works of Egyptian Political and Prose Writers of 1890-1920s.
Starting from 1970s, the topic of women in history has attracted increasing interest in science due to the emergence of such a scientific sphere as historical feminology. Many scholars have turned their attention to analyzing the changes of the women’s social status and their functional roles over the course of history. The subject of women of the East, which had been largely understudied for a long period of time, started to be of particular scientific interest. The proposed research is aimed to introduce a number of Arabic sources to the Russian science with a special attention to examining the similarities and differences in the writers' opinions on the issues of hijab, education and marriage. The objectives of this work are to study the texts of Egyptian writers of the early 20th century, to analyze the existing scientific works related to the subject, to establish on the basis of the received information the possibility to assert that in the Egyptian literary environment of the period under review a certain opinion about women’s social rights in Egypt prevailed, and to determine the factors contributing to the formation of a unified position among the authors. Qualitative textual analysis will be used together with content and comparative analyses in order to to achieve the research objectives.