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Middle East and Women's History

The role and status of women in the Middle East through history, including notable women. Also see: Women in Ancient History (includes Egypt, Near East, Early Christianity, Women in Prehistory and more).
  1. Women in the Islamic World
  2. Jewish Women's History
  3. Tansu Ciller

Rabi'a
Early Sufi writer. Translations, background, bibliography.

Smallpox Vaccination in Turkey 1717
Lady Mary Wortley Montague writes of the practice in Turkey of deliberately stimulating a mild form of smallpox, to confer immunity.

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