Muslim midwives : the craft of birthing in the premodern Middle East / Avner Giladi.
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 betwe...
Cambridge University Press,
|Series:||Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.