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Space: Architecture: Ottoman Empire
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In her article addressing the gendering of space in contemporary Cairo, Janet Abu-Lughod wrote that along with customary practices and Islamic legal texts, “Architecture assisted this process. Not only the devices of mashribiyya screening, but the layout of houses and even quarters created the strangely asymmet…

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Thys-Şenocak, Lucienne, “Space: Architecture: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0279a>
First published online: 2009

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