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Fall 2011: Sex, Law, and the State in Europe and the Ottoman Empire


In this upper-level seminar, we will read these works closely and draw from their insights in our own examinations of primary sources.

HISTH335A01 Sex, Law, and the State in Europe and the Ottoman Empire Co-taught with Lisa Jane Graham.

NEW COURSE. In the past couple of decades, legal records have served as the basis for many of the most groundbreaking works in the history of sexuality. Leslie Pierce, Cynthia Herrup, and Isabel Hull are amongst the many who have used legal evidence in innovative and revealing ways. In this upper-level seminar, we will read these works closely and draw from their insights in our own examinations of primary sources. We will eschew facile East-West comparisons and consider how the complexities of state formation shaped the histories of the law as it applied to matters of sexuality in Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

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