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Education: Premodern, Pre-Nineteenth Century: Morocco
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Women in premodern Morocco have left relatively little trace of their presence in the extant textual sources: dynastic chronicles, biographical dictionaries, religio-legal materials, government records, and the accounts of European consuls, merchants, and physicians. Moreover, references to women are expressed in the male voice, giving us little insight into how women themselves perceived their world. One reason for the paucity of material written by and about women was the low female literacy r…

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Bennison, Amira K., “Education: Premodern, Pre-Nineteenth Century: Morocco”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0254c>
First published online: 2009



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