Muslim midwives : the craft of birthing in the premodern middle east / Avner Gilʻadi.

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...

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Main Author: Gilʻadi, Avner, 1947- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series:Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
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