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Reproduction: Health: Ottoman Empire
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Popular practices attending birth and pregnancy in the Arab Ottoman world were by and large carried over from earlier Islamic periods and endured into the national period. They offer insights into local understandings of social as well as biological reproduction. Pregnancy was a liminal period which seems to have conferred increased social power on women as well as incre…

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Hudson, Leila, “Reproduction: Health: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0191d>
First published online: 2009



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