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Women, Property, and the 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520228900.003.0007
Women, Property, and the Court

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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 obtaining property to which they had legitimate claim and describes how women consolidated their property once it was under their control. The chapterinvestigates how property and the human relations it fostered affected women as individuals, within their natal and marital families, and in the context of the Ottoman regime's policies of taxation and land ownership.

Keywords: women; property; Aintab; human relations; marital families; taxation; Ottoman regime; land ownership

Chapter.  20321 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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