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Networks: Ottoman Empire
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Ottoman women's networks were webs of loose and easily maintained ties that structured the culture of women's worlds, could be mobilized to provide support for families and households, and also functioned to provide access and information between parts of a society. Since the Ottoman Empire spanned seven centuries and included societies from Eastern Europe to Mesopotamia, and since only infrequent glimpses of women'…

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Hudson, Leila, “Networks: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0122b>
First published online: 2009

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