Leslie Peirce

WSRP Research Associate 1995-1996

Research project

Gender and Islam: Court and Community in a 16th-Century Ottoman Town

A study of the construction of gender roles in the Muslim Middle East through examination of the interaction of religion, law, and community. The study is based mainly on examination of court records in the context of other religious and legal discourses.

Course

HDS 3629: Religion, Law, and Community: Women in a Sixteenth-Century Muslim Court (Fall 1995)