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Title: La storia di Maria nel Corano: una sopravvivenza del mito dell'androgino?
Authors: Zilio-Grandi, Ida
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Padova, Editoriale Programma
Abstract: In the Koranic figure of Mary we notice the presence of both feminine and masculine characters. Although it is possible to ascribe this fact to the sexual indeterminacy of some pre-Islamic divinities, the comparison with the Christian precedent where a certain masculinity of the Virgin has already been pointed out by scholars, seems more direct. What this essay suggests, supported by the Koranic text and by some exegetical works, is not only that Mary possess androgynous qualities, but also that her whole story, so strictly coupled to her son's, coul be read as the Koranic version of the ancient myth of the Androgyne
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