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"Off the Straight Path"
Illicit Sex, Law, and Community in Ottoman Aleppo

Elyse Semerdjian

Paper $24.95s    |    978-0-8156-3463-8    |    2016

Cloth $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3173-6    |    2008

ebook 978-0-8156-5155-0

"This groundbreaking study raises a number of important questions and is a major step toward opening the path for further research in this area by legal, social, and gender historians."—International Journal of Middle East Studies

" ‘Off the Straight Path’ will be of interest to a wide variety of scholars interested in Ottoman history, social norms and deviance, and those concerned with Muslim histories of sexuality and gender."—Journal of Islamic Studies

"A highly original work on adultery, immorality, and offences against public order in the Ottoman Empire, with empirical evidence from Aleppo, one of the Empire’s major provincial capitals."—Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

"This work could easily become standard reading for any number of courses on gender, law, Middle East studies, and Ottoman history."—The Historian

  Off the Straight Path”

  Elyse Semerdjian is associate professor of Islamic World/Middle Eastern history and director of Global Studies at Whitman College. A Fulbright Scholar, her articles have appeared in Hawwa. She is a contributor to Beyond the Exotic: Women’s Histories in Islamic Societies, also published by Syracuse University Press.

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6 x 9, 288 pages, 10 black-and-white illustrations, 4 maps, 7 tables, notes, bibliography, index

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