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In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine

 
 
 
 
In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
Author: Judith E. Tucker
ISBN 13: 9780520224742
ISBN 10: 520224744
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2000-07-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
List Price: $31.95
 
 

"An original, valuable, and important study. . . . This book will quickly establish itself as a key work in the field of Middle East women's studies."—Leila Ahmed, author of Women and Gender in Islam

"The history of women in the Middle East is seen from an entirely new perspective in Judith Tucker's rewarding study of Islamic law in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Syria and Palestine."—Shofar

"Tucker presents a study of the tensions between the two traditions as acted out in the law courts in the Ottoman province of Shams...during the 16th through 18th centuries."—S. Bowman, Choice