Patronage and Clientage: Turkey
(1,105 words)

Patron-client relationships involve at least two parties and are characterized by enduring, multifaceted exchange over time in stratified societies. While asymmetrical, they are often characterized by personal warmth and affection (Roniger 2001). The relationship can be invoked at any time, and the participants derive from it various forms of security. For example, a patron may acq…

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King, Diane E., “Patronage and Clientage: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0123b>
First published online: 2009



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