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Children of Islam : Concepts of Childhood in Medieval Muslim Society - Avner Giladi

Children of Islam

Concepts of Childhood in Medieval Muslim Society

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1992
ISBN: 9780333555989
Number Of Pages: 176

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This book is the result of the first comprehensive research, carried out within the framework of Islamic Studies, on childhood in medieval Muslim society. It deals with the images of children, with adults' attitudes towards them, and with concepts of childhood as reflected in legal, theological, philosophical, ethical and medical writings as well as works of belles lettres. The studies included in this volume are based on the historical-philological methodology enriched by a comparative approach towards the subject.

Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction: History of Childhood in Islam - PART 1 THE NEW-BORN INFANT - Tunfat al-Mawdud: an Islamic Childrearing Manual from the Fourteenth Century - On Tahnik: an Early Islamic Childhood Rite - PART 2 CHILD EDUCATION - Al-Ghazali on Child Education - Corporal Punishment in Medieval Islamic Educational Thought - PART 3 CHILD MORTALITY AND ADULT REACTIONS - Infants, Children and Death in Medieval Muslim Society - Sabr (Steadfastness) of Bereaved Parents: a Motif in Medieval Islamic Consolation Treatises and its Origins - Infanticide in Medieval Muslim Society - Concluding Remarks - Notes and References - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333555989
ISBN-10: 0333555988
Series: Concepts of Childhood in Medieval Muslim Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st July 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2