Morality and Self-Representation at Court

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:
Morality and Self-Representation at Court

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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 statements which Aintabans had the judge write into the court record. The chapter discusses two general issues that affected the ways in which individuals approached the court. The first was the nature of the case at hand; and the second was resistance to the hierarchy of social and moral worth discussed in the previous chapter.

Keywords: morality; Aintab; litigation; reputation; court record; social worth; moral worth

Chapter.  15940 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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