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Women's Social Life in the Ottoman Empire
1.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 06 Jun 2008 Fri 03:52 am

The Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century was regarded by strict regulations of society. Religious codes of Islam organized the social classes, religious beliefs, social genders status in daily life, according to a hierarchical order. Religious rules differentiated the Muslim, Christian and Jewish people. Every professional group, even the marginal layers of the society belonged to a certain guild, a fact that reinforced the authority of ruling elites. The servants of the Ottoman palace were completely segregated from ordinary people whose mentality and way of life were opposites.

Also man and woman lived in separate spiritual worlds where the woman occupied only a small area for improving or expressing her personality. The life of the Ottoman woman was programmed nearly at birth. At the age of fourteen or fifteen her marriage was arranged. She was expected to fulfill her marital duties, to bear many children and to raise them. The best years of her life began as an elder. She could reach a higher status within the larger family where sons and grandsons obeyed her rules. The mother of the patriarchal family was considered as the secret patron of the house.

This is about a study of Turkish woman's relationship with her enclosed area by exemplifying the market street, Avrat Pazari. Avrat Pazari was a commercial street in Istanbul, where among sellers and customers were women. The article also investigates the bazaars' position in its environment and within the historical urban pattern.

http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-27330897_ITM

2.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 06 Jun 2008 Fri 05:16 am

was the women`s social status any better in Europe at that time? Was it the Turkish women who were being burnt by men for being "witch"? Do you know that 9 years old girls were being used as prostitute in the Victorian England?

3.       SuiGeneris
3922 posts
 06 Jun 2008 Fri 08:44 am

Quoting tamikidakika:

was the women`s social status any better in Europe at that time? Was it the Turkish women who were being burnt by men for being "witch"? Do you know that 9 years old girls were being used as prostitute in the Victorian England?



Do you really think that, these words can be used as a defence?

This is really not making sense, whatever Europenean did can never be used to prove as what we have done was right... Everybody knows the status of Europe in the medieval ages...

But for sure that The Women in Ottomans were behaved much better as Turkish culture has the word "Ana","Bacı","Hatun"

these words shows the value given to women also.
On the other hand, if you look at the Turkish countries established in the middle east asia, you will see women have the same rights as men, up to the governing of the country...

But after combining with the Arabic countries(attention not with Islam), those "Avrat Pazarı" and behaving to the women as second person started to appear and increase...


4.       tamikidakika
1346 posts
 06 Jun 2008 Fri 08:54 am

Quoting SuiGeneris:

Quoting tamikidakika:

was the women`s social status any better in Europe at that time? Was it the Turkish women who were being burnt by men for being "witch"? Do you know that 9 years old girls were being used as prostitute in the Victorian England?



Do you really think that, these words can be used as a defence?




I`m just saying that the social status of women in Europe at the time wasn`t any better. I`m not defending anything.

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