Locating Aintab in Space and Time

Leslie Peirce

in Morality Tales

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780520228900
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926974 | DOI:
Locating Aintab in Space and Time

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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 province's inhabitants, and analyzes what the conquest meant for people's sense of identity and also for their well-being. The records of the Aintab court in 1540–1541 suggest that the local population developed a flexible but tough-minded approach to dealing with the most recent of regimes to claim sovereignty over the city.

Keywords: Aintab; court; conquest; sense of identity; sovereignty

Chapter.  15251 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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