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Peirce, Leslie P
Morality tales : law and gender in the Ottoman court of Aintab / Leslie Peirce
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, c2003
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 Armenian Research Center  KKX517.5 .P45    CALL 593-5181
Subject(s) Women (Islamic law) -- Turkey -- History
Sex and law -- History
Physical Description xv, 460 p., [13] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-452) and index
Contents Introduction -- Pt. I. The setting: Aintab and its court. Locating Aintab in space and time ; The people of Aintab and their world ; Introducing the court of Aintab -- Pt. II. Gender and the terrain of local justice. ─░ne's story: a child marriage in trouble ; Gender, class and social hierarchy ; Morality and self-repesentation at court ; Women, property, and the court -- Pt. III. Law, community, and the state. Haciye Sabah's story: a teacher on trial ; Negotiating legitimacy through the law ; Punishment, violence, and the court -- Pt. IV. Making justice at the court of Aintab. Fatma's story: the dilemma of a pregnant girl ; Conclusion
Series Armenian Research Center collection

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