By Margaret L. Meriwether
The heritage of the center jap family members provides as many questions as there are at the moment solutions. Who lived jointly within the loved ones? Who married whom and for a way lengthy? Who acquired a section of the patrimonial pie? those are the questions that Margaret Meriwether investigates during this groundbreaking examine of family members existence one of the higher periods of the Ottoman Empire within the pre-modern and early sleek period.
Meriwether recreates Aleppo kin existence over the years from documents stored via the Islamic spiritual courts that held jurisdiction over all concerns of kinfolk legislation and estate transactions. From this learn, she asserts that the stereotype of the massive, patriarchal patrilineal kin hardly existed in truth. as an alternative, Aleppo's notables geared up their households in an outstanding range of the way, although they have been all individuals of an identical social classification with generally shared cultural values, performing below an identical process of relatives legislations. She concludes that this had vital implications for gender relatives and demonstrates that it gave girls extra authority and larger autonomy than is generally acknowledged.
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The Kin Who Count: Family and Society in Ottoman Aleppo, 1770-1840 by Margaret L. Meriwether