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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 text explores the history of both physical and mental disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa during Ottoman rule. The author seeks to explain how blindness, deafness and muteness, intersex conditions, and certain mental impairments were understood and experienced in a specific Arab-Islamic context.
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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 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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'... 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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