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Education: (Early through Late) Modern: Ottoman Empire
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This entry discusses the development of female education in the Ottoman Empire during the early modern and modern periods. Prior to the nineteenth century female education belonged to the realm of the Islamic establishment, whereas the development of girls' schools after 1858 was promoted by the secular authority.

Early modern period (fourteenth–eighteenth centuries)

Islam does not prohibit female education. However, restri…

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Somel, Selçuk Akşin, “Education: (Early through Late) Modern: Ottoman Empire”, 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_0251h>
First published online: 2009



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