Download PDF by Avner Giladi: Muslim Midwives: The Craft of Birthing in the Premodern

By Avner Giladi

ISBN-10: 1107054214

ISBN-13: 9781107054219

ISBN-10: 1107646812

ISBN-13: 9781107646810

This booklet reconstructs the position of midwives in medieval to early sleek Islamic background via a cautious studying of quite a lot of classical and medieval Arabic resources. the writer casts the midwife's social prestige in premodern Islam as a privileged place from which she may well mediate among male authority in patriarchal society and feminine reproductive strength in the kinfolk. This research additionally takes a broader old view of midwifery within the center East by way of analyzing the tensions among realized medication (male) and well known, medico-religious practices (female) from early Islam into the Ottoman interval and addressing the war of words among conventional midwifery and Western obstetrics within the first half the 19th century.

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