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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165603

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001

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Infancy and Early Education.

Infancy and Early Education.

(p.27) Chapter 2 Infancy and Early Education.
An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter tracks the path of the Muslim child, starting with birth rites and naming traditions. It then looks at the place and treatment of children in families, how they dress and how this differs according to gender and class. It concludes with the type of education given to young children, noting that schools are numerous throughout the country, even in the countryside. Education is often conducted through a mosque and focuses on the Qur’an. Girls are seldom taught read or write, but learn needlework.

Keywords:   Muslim, Birth rites, Naming, Dress, Gender, Class, Education, Qur’an

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