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Education: Women's Religious: Ottoman Empire
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Throughout the Ottoman Empire, the vast majority of women's religious education took place informally in the home. This domestic religious inculcation differed dramatically from elite male religious education and generally did not involve reading written texts or school instruction. Rather, women's religious knowledge was accumulated through the performance of domestic ritual and quotidian practice which ordered gender, space, and time. The observation and performance of household rituals and ro…

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Hudson, Leila, “Education: Women's Religious: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0256e>
First published online: 2009



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