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The Resource Muslim midwives : the craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East, Avner Giladi, (electronic resource)

Muslim midwives : the craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East, Avner Giladi, (electronic resource)

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Muslim midwives : the craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East
Title
Muslim midwives
Title remainder
the craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Avner Giladi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book reconstructs the role of midwives in medieval to early modern Islamic history through a careful reading of a wide range of classical and medieval Arabic sources. The author casts the midwife's social status in premodern Islam as a privileged position from which she could mediate between male authority in patriarchal society and female reproductive power within the family. This study also takes a broader historical view of midwifery in the Middle East by examining the tensions between learned medicine (male) and popular, medico-religious practices (female) from early Islam into the Ottoman period and addressing the confrontation between traditional midwifery and Western obstetrics in the first half of the nineteenth century.--
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilʻadi, Avner
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Midwifery
Label
Muslim midwives : the craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East, Avner Giladi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107286238
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islamic views on birth and motherhood -- Midwifery as a craft -- The subordinate midwife : male physicians versus female midwives -- The absent midwife -- The privileged midwife -- Ritual, magic, and the midwife's roles in and outside the birthing place
Control code
CR9781107286238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107646810
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897117163
Label
Muslim midwives : the craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East, Avner Giladi, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107286238
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Islamic views on birth and motherhood -- Midwifery as a craft -- The subordinate midwife : male physicians versus female midwives -- The absent midwife -- The privileged midwife -- Ritual, magic, and the midwife's roles in and outside the birthing place
Control code
CR9781107286238
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107646810
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897117163

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