"This outstanding collection of essays not only creates a new picture of the lives of women and families in the Ottoman Empire but also clearly establishes the rich potential of Islamic legal records for the field of social history."—American Historical Review
The eighteen essays in this volume cover a wide range of material and reevaluate women’s studies and Middle Eastern studies, Muslim women and the Shari’a courts, the Ottoman household, Dhimmi communities, children and family law, morality, and violence.
Amira El Azhary Sonbol is assistant professor of society, history and law at Georgetown University, and the author of The Creation of a Medical Profession in Egypt, 1800-1922, also published by Syracuse University Press.
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