Children of Islam

Concepts of Childhood in Medieval Muslim Society

  • Avner Gil‘adi

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: History of Childhood in Islam

    1. Avner Gil‘adi
      Pages 1-15
  3. The New-Born Infant

  4. Child Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Avner Gil‘adi
      Pages 45-60
  5. Child Mortality and Adult Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Avner Gil‘adi
      Pages 101-115
    3. Avner Gil‘adi
      Pages 116-119
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 120-176

About this book


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.


childhood children education history society

Authors and affiliations

  • Avner Gil‘adi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39035-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37847-6
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