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Education: Missionary: Ottoman Empire, Nineteenth Century
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Female education was a major element of the global missionary endeavor of the nineteenth century. Scholarship has emphasized the educational projects of the Protestant interdenominational American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) among the Christians of the Orthodox Churches. Missions of the American Presbyterian and Methodist Churches also operated girls' schools, as did several British and German organizations. Catholic missions supported by the Propagation de la foi and the…

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Reeves-Ellington, Barbara, “Education: Missionary: Ottoman Empire, Nineteenth Century”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0250c>
First published online: 2009

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