Gender roles and women’s status in central asia and anatolia between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries

Dalkesen, Nilgün
This study examines changing gender roles and women’s status under the light of töre/yasa and sharī‘a among the Inner Asian Turkic and Mongolian societies and Ottomans in Anatolia especially between the thirteenth and the first half of the sixteenth centuries. In this frame, this study traces gender roles and women’s status in Inner Asia before the influence of Islamic culture and civilizations by using oral and written sources as well as anthropological studies. It also focuses on the formation of töre and yasa among Inner Asian societies and sharī‘a in the Muslim world. Finally, this study investigates gender roles and women’s status in relation with customary (yasa/töre and örf-i sultani) and religious laws (sharī‘a ) among the Mongol Ilkhans, Timurids and Ottomans. Gender roles and women’s status are examined according to political, social and cultural characteristics of these dynasties from a comparative perspective.


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Citation Formats
N. Dalkesen, “Gender roles and women’s status in central asia and anatolia between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2007.