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The People of Aintab and Their World

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520228900.003.0003
The People of Aintab and Their World

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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, war, and pilgrimage as forces that drew Aintabans into worlds beyond their province's borders. The chapter aims to provide a better understanding of how the recent Ottoman presence in Aintab influenced the shape of communities and the nature of communication.

Keywords: microcultures; Aintab; lifestyle; crime; war; pilgrimage; communities; communication

Chapter.  17843 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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