Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern Women in the Early Modern Era

Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern Women in the Early Modern Era

by Suraiya Faroqhi
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004108041

ISBN-13: 9789004108042

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004108042
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Series:
Ottoman Empire and its Heritage Series, #10
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration
List of Illustrations
Introduction1
Crime, Women, and Wealth in the Eighteenth-Century Anatolian Countryside6
Women and Waqf: Property, Power, and the Domain of Gender in Eighteenth-Century Egypt28
Social Boundaries of Ottoman Women's Experience in Eighteenth-Century Galata Court Records48
The Professionalization of Health and the Control of Women's Bodies as Modern Governmentalities in Nineteenth-Century Egypt66
Women, Marriage, and Property: Mahr in the Behcetu'l-Fetava of Yenisehirli Abdullah81
Slippers at the Entrance or Behind Closed Doors: Domestic and Public Spaces for Mosuli Women105
Women and Waqf Revisited: The Case of Aleppo, 1770-1840128
"Musicians and Dancing Girls": Images of Women in Ottoman Miniature Painting"153
Seniority, Sexuality, and Social Order: The Vocabulary of Gender in Early Modern Ottoma Society169
Singing His Words: Ottoman Women Poets and the Power of Patriarchy197
Rape and Law in Ottoman and Modern Egypt214
The Fullness of Affection: Mothering in the Islamic Law of Ottoman Syria and Palestine232
Ottoman Women and the Tradition of Seeking Justice in the Eighteenth Century253
"We Don't Get Along": Women and Hul Divorce in the Eighteenth Century264
Glossary297
Bibliography307
Index321

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