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Author Zarinebaf, F. (Fariba), 1959-

Title Crime and punishment in Istanbul : 1700/1800 / Fariba Zarinebaf
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents Istanbul in the tulip age -- Migration and marginalization -- Istanbul between two rebellions -- Crimes against property -- Prostitution and the vice trade -- Violence and homicide -- Policing, surveillance and social control -- Ottoman justice in multiple legal systems -- Ottoman punishment : from oars to prison
Summary This vividly detailed revisionist history exposes the underworld of the largest metropolis of the early modern Mediterranean and through it the entire fabric of a complex, multicultural society. Fariba Zarinebaf maps the history of crime and punishment in Istanbul over more than one hundred years, considering transgressions such as riots, prostitution, theft, and murder and at the same time tracing how the state controlled and punished its unruly population. Taking us through the city's streets, workshops, and houses, she gives voice to ordinary people--the man accused of stealing, the woman ac
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Crime -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History.
Punishment -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010020820
ISBN 0520947568 (electronic bk.)
9780520947566 (electronic bk.)