Children of Islam

Concepts of Childhood in Medieval Muslim Society
Author(s): 
Gil'adi, Avner
ISBN: 
0333555988
Date published: 
July 1992
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00
Pages: 
192

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.