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Advanced Historical Literature


About the Course:

Enrollment Comments: May be repeated for credit. Open to both M.A. and Ph.D. candidates.
A reading course in a field of the professor’s specialty. Introduces the student to the sources and literature of the field in question. Written work as prescribed by the instructor. ME. Middle East.
Family and Household in the Pre-Modern Middle East

This seminar will deal with the historiography of the family and household in the late medieval and early modern Middle East. This includes discussions of legal constructions of the family, the household as a personal and political institution, and the role of slavery in household construction.
Sample reading list:
Yossef Rapoport, Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society
Leslie Pierce, The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire
Jane Hathaway, The Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Harem: From African Slave to Power-Broker
Jan Hinrich Hagedorn, Domestic Slavery in Syria and Egypt, 1200-1500
Stephan Conermann and Gul Sen (eds.), Slaves and Slave Agency in the Ottoman Empire
Eric R. Dursteler, Renegade Women: Gender, Identity, and Boundaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean



No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Adam Sabra   

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