Balsoy, Gülhan.

The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838-1900. - Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015. - 1 online resource (191 p.) - eBooks on Demand ""The Body, Gender and Culture"" . - ""The Body, Gender and Culture"" .

Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Besim Ömer and Writing the History of Midwifery and Childbirth; 2 The Transformation of Midwifery; 3 Abortion, Power and Agency; 4 Pregnancy as a Site of Medical Intervention; 5 Infertility as a Public Problem; Conclusion: Gendering Nineteenth-Century Ottoman History; Notes; Works Cited; Index

Epidemics, migration and territorial losses led to population decline in early nineteenth-century Turkey. In response, Ottoman elites began a programme of population growth. Balsoy uses previously untapped archival sources to examine these developments, arguing that these changes caused reproduction to become a political experience.

9781317320869 148.5 (NL),123.75 (3U)


Fertility, Human -- Political aspects --Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Human reproduction -- Government policy -- Turkey -- History -- 19th century.
Turkey -- Population policy -- History -- 19th century.


Electronic books.

HB901 .B35 2015