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Women, Property, and the Court

Leslie Peirce

in Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228900
eISBN:
9780520926974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228900.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the ways in which women in Aintab maximized their control of property within an environment of constraints and opportunities. It considers the difficulties women encountered in ... More


The Cairo Fire and Postcolonial Consumption

in A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781268
eISBN:
9780804782661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781268.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter retells the story of the Cairo Fire, focusing on its commercial and human targets to examine the complexity with which the foreign and the local remained imbricated after decades of ... More


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