Morality Tales by Leslie P. Peirce
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Morality Tales
By Leslie P. Peirce

Morality Tales

Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

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Morality Tales by Leslie P. Peirce

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In this skillful analysis, Leslie Peirce delves into the life of a sixteenth-century Middle Eastern community, bringing to light the ways that women and men used their local law court to solve personal, family, and community problems. Examining one year's proceedings of the court of Aintab, an Anatolian city that had recently been conquered by the Ottoman sultanate, Peirce argues that local residents responded to new opportunities and new constraints by negotiating flexible legal practices. Their actions and the different compromises they reached in court influenced how society viewed gender and also created a dialogue with the ruling regime over mutual rights and obligations. Locating its discussion of gender and legal issues in the context of the changing administrative practices and shifting power relations of the period, Morality Tales argues that it was only in local interpretation that legal rules acquired vitality and meaning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520228924
ISBN-10: 0520228928
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Pages: 475
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leslie P. Peirce

Leslie Peirce is Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire (1993).

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