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Childhood: Premodern and Modern: Ottoman Empire
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Recent scholarship has significantly enriched our understanding of women's social lives and the construction of gender throughout diverse regions encompassed by the Ottoman Empire. Few studies have focused on the construction of childhood and particularly, girlhood, in the premodern and modern periods (but see Motzki 1996 for early modern Palestine). This entry focuses mainly on Ottoman Anatolia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Social historians working on gender and family have …

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Libal, Kathryn R., “Childhood: Premodern and Modern: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0164d>
First published online: 2009

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