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Children and Childhood in the Ottoman Empire - From the 15th to the 20th Century

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'This volume will encourage young scholars to develop projects in the area of Ottoman and MENA childhood. The choice of themes for the five sections is well-thought-out and marks for future contributions the contours of the field. The involvement of young scholars (young PhDs mostly) alongside more established ones is an excellent recipe for pushing ahead the study of this all-important sub-field of socio-cultural history.' Ehud R. Toledano, Professor of Middle East History, Tel Aviv University Explores five centuries of changing attitudes toward children and childhood in the Ottoman Empire Ottoman attitudes towards children - on the part of adults, religious institutions and the state - from the 15th to the early 20th century are explored in this volume. Specialists in the social history of the Ottoman Empire as a whole, in regions ranging from Anatolia, through the Arab provinces to the Balkans, respond to recent theoretical calls to recognise children as active agents in history. Key Features - Includes data on Christian, Jewish and Muslim children that shed light on differences and commonalities in family structures and communities - Covers a broad geographic area including Ottoman Romania, Bulgaria, Crimea, Greece, Bosnia, Syria, Palestine and Istanbul - Paves the way for new directions in research on the history of children and childhood in the Ottoman Empire - Features a Preface by Suraiya Faroqhi, an introductory chapter by Colin Heywood, and includes 8 tables, 8 graphs, 9 illustrations and a glossary of key terms Gülay Yılmaz is Associate Professor at Akdeniz University. She published articles and book chapters on the recruitment process of devşirmes, the janissary involvement on the urban culture, and economy of seventeenth-century Istanbul. Fruma Zachs is Professor at the University of Haifa. She is the author of The Making of a Syrian Identity: Intellectuals and Merchants in 19th-Century Beirut (2005). She published several articles on cultural and social history of the nahda in Greater Syria. Cover image: 'Greek schoolboy and little girl from Athens', Gerasimos Pitzamanos, 1818/20 (c) National Historical Museum, Athens, Greece Cover design: Stuart Dalziel [EUP logo] ISBN 978-1-4744-5538-1 Barcode

About the author

Gülay Yilmaz is Associate Professor at Akdeniz University. She is author of articles in The Journal of Ottoman Studies, Belleten and Studies of the Ottoman Domain and of chapters in Bread from the Lion's Mouth: Artisans Struggling for a Livelihood in Ottoman Cities (Berghahn Books, 2015) and Children in Slavery Through the Ages (Ohio University Press, 2009). Fruma Zachs is a Professor at the University of Haifa. She is author of The Making of a Syrian Identity: Intellectuals and Merchants in 19th-Century Beirut (Brill, 2005), co-author of Gendering Culture in Greater Syria: Intellectuals and Ideology in the Late Ottoman Period (I.B. Tauris, 2015) and co-editor of Ottoman Reform and Muslim Regeneration: Studies in Honour of Prof. Butrus Abu-Manneh (I.B. Tauris, 2005).

Product details

Authors Gulay Zachs Yilmaz, Fruma Yilmaz Zachs
Assisted by Gülay Yilmaz (Editor), Fruma Zachs (Editor)
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 30.09.2021
EAN 9781474455381
ISBN 978-1-4744-5538-1
No. of pages 424
Series Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire
Edinburgh Studies on the Ottom
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous
Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > Sociological theories

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