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Representations: Proverbs, Adages, and Riddles: Ottoman Empire
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A large corpus of collections of Ottoman Turkish proverbs, adages, and riddles drawn from classical literary and popular oral sources is available in published form, the majority dating from the nineteenth century. However, monographs on women, gender, and sexuality have not yet been produced. The material which forms the basis for this outline contains more on specific roles of women in society (mother, daughter, wife) than general characteristics of women. Although open to interpretation, the …

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Anetshofer, Helga, “Representations: Proverbs, Adages, and Riddles: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0635e>
First published online: 2009

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