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Women in the Ottoman Empire : Middle Eastern women in the early Modern Era /
edited by Madeline C. Zilfi.
imprint
Leiden ; New York : Brill, 1997.
description
vi, 333 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004108041 (cloth : acid-free paper)
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Leiden ; New York : Brill, 1997.
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9004108041 (cloth : acid-free paper)
catalogue key
1837617
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-319) and index.
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' ...a selection of meticulously researched, carefully argued, and eloquently presented essays...an important contribution to the growing literature on Middle Eastern women's lives...essential reading for scholars of the Middle East, the clarity and thoroughness of each essay and the extensive glossary provided make this text accessible to specialists of other regions as well.'Mine Ener, Turkish Studies Association Bulletin, 1998.
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Scholars of Ottoman history, gender studies, early modern history.
Main Description
This collection of articles by 14 Middle East historians is a pathbreaking work in the history of Middle Eastern women prior to the contemporary era. The collection seeks to begin the task of reconstructing the history of (Muslim) womens experience in the middle centuries of the Ottoman era, between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth, prior to hegemonic European involvement in the region and prior to the modernizing reforms inaugurated by the Ottoman regime."
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This collection of articles by 14 Middle East historians is a pathbreaking work in the history of Middle Eastern women prior to the contemporary era. The collection seeks to begin the task of reconstructing the history of (Muslim) women's experience in the middle centuries of the Ottoman era, between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth, prior to hegemonic European involvement in the region and prior to the "modernizing reforms' inaugurated by the Ottoman regime.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
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List of Illustrations
Introductionp. 1
Crime, Women, and Wealth in the Eighteenth-Century Anatolian Countrysidep. 6
Women and Waqf: Property, Power, and the Domain of Gender in Eighteenth-Century Egyptp. 28
Social Boundaries of Ottoman Women's Experience in Eighteenth-Century Galata Court Recordsp. 48
The Professionalization of Health and the Control of Women's Bodies as Modern Governmentalities in Nineteenth-Century Egyptp. 66
Women, Marriage, and Property: Mahr in the Behcetu'l-Fetava of Yenisehirli Abdullahp. 81
Slippers at the Entrance or Behind Closed Doors: Domestic and Public Spaces for Mosuli Womenp. 105
Women and Waqf Revisited: The Case of Aleppo, 1770-1840p. 128
"Musicians and Dancing Girls": Images of Women in Ottoman Miniature Painting"p. 153
Seniority, Sexuality, and Social Order: The Vocabulary of Gender in Early Modern Ottoma Societyp. 169
Singing His Words: Ottoman Women Poets and the Power of Patriarchyp. 197
Rape and Law in Ottoman and Modern Egyptp. 214
The Fullness of Affection: Mothering in the Islamic Law of Ottoman Syria and Palestinep. 232
Ottoman Women and the Tradition of Seeking Justice in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 253
"We Don't Get Along": Women and Hul Divorce in the Eighteenth Centuryp. 264
Glossaryp. 297
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 321
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