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In this painting of a kuttab, or primary school, boys sit on a mat or carpet huddled close together with their writing boards. Boys, and sometimes girls, learned to recite the Qur'an at an early age, as well as the basics of reading, writing, and… [more]

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Ilana Nash

The history of childhood depends, to some extent, on understanding the history of home- and family-life, the primary context in which childhood… [more]