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Introduction

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/9780520228900.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the relation of law to morality and gender in the Ottoman court of Aintab. The book describes how the people of Aintab and ... More


Locating Aintab in Space and Time

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/9780520228900.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter attempts to locate Aintab and its court both in terms of its place and in the passage of time. It investigates whether Aintab's conquest in 1516 was a rupture in the lives of the ... More


The People of Aintab and Their World

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/9780520228900.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the variety of microcultures visible in Aintab by looking at communities defined by religion, urban or rural residence, and sedentary or nomadic lifestyle. It identifies crime, ... More


Introducing the Court of Aintab

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/9780520228900.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter provides a detailed description of the court of Aintab during the period 1540–1541. It describes the work of the court, the kinds of law it drew upon, and its place in the varied legal ... More


Gender, Class, and Social Hierarchy

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/9780520228900.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on gender and social class, two aspects of identity that interacted to shape legal thinking and legal processes in Aintab. It analyzes the normative legal prescriptions and ... More


Morality and Self-Representation at 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/9780520228900.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines how morality animated the work of the court and its users in Aintab. It explains that preserving reputation was a goal of much litigation at court and of many of the voluntary ... More


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


Negotiating Legitimacy through the Law

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/9780520228900.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the role of the court in the dialogue between the local and the imperial that shaped Aintab's entry into a vast empire. It explains that the presence of the court allowed people ... More


Punishment, Violence, 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/9780520228900.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter addresses the matter of punishment and the sometimes vexed relationship between the judge and the local agents of sovereign authority who enforced the law in Aintab. It discusses the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780520228900.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the relation of law to morality and gender in the Ottoman court of Aintab. The findings reveal that there is no single case in the Aintab court ... More


İne’s Story: A Child Marriage in Trouble

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/9780520228900.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes a court case in Aintab involving a village girl named Ine whose young life appeared to be troubled by a dangerous domestic situation. It attempts to reconstruct the story of ... More


Haciye Sabah’s Story: A Teacher on Trial

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/9780520228900.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes a court case in Aintab involving a teacher named Haciye Sabah. It explains that in July 1541, Sabah was sentenced by the judge to public humiliation and banishment from the ... More


Fatma’s Story: The Dilemma of a Pregnant Peasant Girl

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/9780520228900.003.0013
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes a court case in Aintab involving a pregnant peasant girl named Fatma. It explains that Fatma was unmarried and that it was obvious that she was implicated in some manner in the ... More


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