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- Children of
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Macmillan/St Antony's College Series, 1992, 176 pp.
- Infants, Parents
and Wet Nurses: Islamic Views on Breastfeeding and Their Social
Implications, Leiden: Brill, 1999
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of the Orient 32(1989), pp. 121-152;
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Key-Terms in al-Ghazali's Ihya Ulum al-Din" , Arabica 36(1989),
(Steadfastness) of Bereaved Parents: A Motif in Medieval Muslim
Consolation Treatises and its Origins", Jewish Quarterly Review
80(1989), pp. 35-48;
Observations on Infanticide in Medieval Muslim Society", International
Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 22(1990), pp. 185-200;
Children and Death in Medieval Muslim Society: Some Preliminary
Observations", Social History of Medicine 3(1990), pp. 345-368;
child was small... not so the grief for him': Sources, Structure
and Content of al-Sakhawi's Consolation Treatise for Bereaved Parents",
Poetics Today 14(1993), pp. 367-386;
Fragrance is the Fragrance of Heaven': On Children, Parents and
Society in the Muslim Middle East during the Middle Ages",
Zemanim 53(1995), pp. 78-87 (Hebrew);
Consolation Treatises for Bereaved Parents: Some Bibliographical
Notes", Studia Islamica 81(1995), pp. 197-202;
Differences in Child Rearing and Education: Some Observatins with
Reference to Medieval Muslim Thought", Al-Qantara (Madrid)
16(1995), pp. 291-308;
Fatawa on 'Lending Libraries' in North Africa and Spain", Arabica
44(1997), pp. 140-143.
Islam versus Local Tradition: The Case of Female Circumcision with
Special Reference to Egypt", Arabica XLIV (1997), pp. 254-267.
Observations on Norms of Breastfeeding and Their Social Implications
in Premodern Muslim Societies," Journal of Family History 23(1998),
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al (eds), Individu et Soci?t? dans le Monde Musulman M?diterran?en
, vol. 0: "Etat des lieux", Paris, 1998, pp. 57-68.
The Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an, Vol. I.
Uygarliginda Bir 'Cocukluk' Kavrami Var Mi?" ["Is There
a Concept of 'Childhood' in Islamic Civilization?"] in B. Onur
(ed.), Dunyada ve Turkiye'de Degisen Cocukluk [Changing Childhood
in the World and in Turkey], Ankara, 2001, pp. 105-115 [English
translation: pp. 309-319).
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"Fosterage", "Guardianship", "Lactation",
"Orphans", "Parents", The Encyclopaedia of the