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Education: Colonial: Arab States
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In the nineteenth century, Europeans established a variety of schools in the Arab world, many of which were aimed at girls and women. Inspired by a push to world empire and evangelism in their own societies, as well as the education reforms of the Tanzimat in the Ottoman Empire, Europeans embraced missionary education as a method of disseminating their own social, religious, and political hegemony. As a consequence, as European nations began to formally take imperial control over the Arab states…

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Stockdale, Nancy L., “Education: Colonial: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0248b>
First published online: 2009

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