Introduction: Ottoman Children and Childhood in Perspective

Gülay Yilmaz, Fruma Zachs

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In the last three decades, child-centred history has attracted increased research attention and has become a separate field of inquiry in which children are perceived as active agents in the historical narrative. For decades, historians of childhood have focused predominantly on Europe and North America; however, in recent years a growing number of scholars has begun to explore histories of childhood in a range of non-Western societies. 1 This work has brought to light parallel and overlapping, but at times radically different, histories/narratives. Importantly, this literature clearly indicates that no general definition of childhood can cover early modern to modern...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Children and Childhood in the Ottoman Empire
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the 15th to the 20th Century
Editors Gülay Yilmaz, Fruma Zachs
Place of Publication Edinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781474455404
ISBN (Print)9781474455381
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire


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