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Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800

Author: Sara Scalenghe
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first on the history of both physical and mental disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa. A sociocultural history, it seeks to explain how disabilities were understood and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Scalenghe
ISBN: 9781107044791 1107044790 9781107622791 1107622794
OCLC Number: 864789611
Description: xiv, 203 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Disability and its histories in the Arab world --
Framing this book --
Blindness --
Deafness and muteness --
Intersex --
Impairments of the mind --
Conclusion --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization.
Responsibility: Sara Scalenghe, Loyola University Maryland.
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'... this is a multi-layered book that handles difficult material and complex issues with apparent ease, to reach important conclusions ... it is a pleasure to read.' Colin Imber, The American Read more...

 
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