Social and economic position of women in an Ottoman city, Bursa 1600-1700.

@article{Gerber1980SocialAE,
  title={Social and economic position of women in an Ottoman city, Bursa 1600-1700.},
  author={H. Gerber},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={1980},
  volume={12},
  pages={231-244}
}
  • H. Gerber
  • Published 1980
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • Popular belief, if not serious scholarship, maintains that the position of women in pre-twentieth-century Islamic society was an extremely depressed one. And although scholars were always cautious on this point, the popular belief, shared also, it would seem, by many Orientalists, is a stubborn one. The low status of women is said to have derived from the fact that the patriarchal family was supposedly the backbone of the social structure throughout Islamic society. Women, it was supposed, were… CONTINUE READING
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