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Peirce, Leslie P.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 87 publications in 3 languages and 4,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Examinations  Academic theses  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor
Classifications: DR509.H87, 956.015092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leslie P Peirce
Morality tales : law and gender in the Ottoman court of Aintab by Leslie P Peirce( )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this skillful analysis, Leslie Peirce delves into the life of a sixteenth-century Middle Eastern community, bringing to light the ways that women and men used their local law court to solve personal, family, and community problems. Examining one year's proceedings of the court of Aintab, an Anatolian city that had recently been conquered by the Ottoman sultanate, Peirce argues that local residents responded to new opportunities and new constraints by negotiating flexible legal practices
Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire by Leslie P Peirce( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from the role of concubine to become the only queen in Ottoman history In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by warriors at age twelve from her Ruthenian homeland, and brought to the harem of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in Constantinople. Suleiman became besotted with her, and forsook all other mistresses. Then, in an unprecedented step, he made her the first and only queen in the Ottoman court. Although shrouded in scandal, the canny and sophisticated Roxelana became a shrewd diplomat and administrator, who helped Suleyman keep pace with a changing world in which women--from Queen Elizabeth to Catherine de Medici--increasingly held the reins of power. In Empress of the East, Pierce reveals the true history of an elusive figure who pushed the Ottoman Empire towards modernity"--
The imperial harem : women and sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire by Leslie P Peirce( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting. This book examines the sources of royal women's power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition. By examining political action in the context of household networks, the author demonstrates that female power was a logical, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures. Royal women were custodians of sovereign power, training their sons in its use and exercising it directly as regents when necessary. Furthermore, they played central roles in the public culture of sovereignty--royal ceremonial, monumental building, and patronage of artistic production. This text argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality. Within the dynasty, the hierarchy of female power, like the hierarchy of male power, reflected the broader society's control for social control of the sexually active
Harem histories : envisioning places and living spaces by Marilyn Booth( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harem Historica is an interdisciplinary collection of essays exploring the harem as it was imagined, represented, and experienced in Middle Eastern and North African societies, as well as by visitors to those societies. One theme that threads through the collection is the intimate interrelatedness of West and East evident in encounters within and around the harem, whether in the elite socializing of precolonial Tunis or the popular historical novels published in Istanbul and Cairo from the late nineteenth century onward. Several of the contributors focus on European culture as a repository of harem representations, but most of them tackle indigenous representations of home spaces and their significance for how the bodies of men and women, and girls and boys, were distributed in social space, from early Islamic Mecca to early-twentieth-century Cairo. --Book Jacket
The imperial harem : gender and power in the Ottoman empire, 1520-1656 by Leslie P Peirce( )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taxonomy of semantic relations for the classification of GRE analogy items by Roger Chaffin( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lines in the Sand: The Ottoman Empire's Policies of Expansion and Consolidation on its African and Arabian Frontiers (1882--1902) by Mostafa Minawi( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explores the Ottoman Empire's policies along its southern frontiers, between 1882 and 1902. Geographically, the research focuses on the eastern Sahara and western Arabia. In present day terms, the eastern Sahara includes portions of Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Sudan, and Libya. Western Arabia corresponds roughly to the Saudi Arabian west coast. At the heart of this dissertation is a call for a radical reevaluation of conventional understanding of the history of the Ottoman Empire in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. Through an extensive multi-sited archival research, this dissertation makes three main arguments
Roksolana : władczyni Wschodu by Leslie P Peirce( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New Judge for Aintab : the Shifting Legal Environment of a Sixteenth-century Ottoman Court by Leslie P Peirce( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Erken modern Osmanlılar : İmparatorluğun yeniden yazımı( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beyond harem walls : Ottoman royal women and the exercise of power by Leslie P Peirce( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Family as faction : dynastic politics in the reign of Süleymân by Leslie P Peirce( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The imperial harem : women and sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire by Leslie P Peirce( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Islamic law in an ottoman context : resolving disputes in late 17th/early 18th-century cairo by James E Baldwin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation is a study of dispute resolution in Ottoman Cairo during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. When engaged in disputes over property, domestic obligations, anti-social behaviour, insults, thefts and assaults, Cairenes had at their disposal a range of formal and informal dispute resolution institutions and practices. This dissertation is based around detailed studies of these varied forums and practices: shari`a courts, the Ottoman governor's Diwan, the practice of petitioning the Sultan, informal mediation carried out by community elders, and the intervention of military officers and strongmen in disputes. Using a variety of Arabic and Turkish archival materials, including records produced by shari`a courts and the governor's Diwan in Cairo, and the imperial palace in Istanbul, as well as contemporary narrative sources, I examine how Cairenes navigated and exploited this plural legal framework. Throughout the dissertation I pursue two inter-connected arguments, which address key issues in Islamic legal studies and in Ottoman historiography. The first argument concerns the relationship between Islamic law and political power. I show that the political authorities in the Ottoman empire played a far greater role in dispute resolution than historians have recognized. The shari`a courts did not constitute an autonomous judicial sphere. Both the imperial palace in Istanbul and the Ottoman governor of Egypt were intimately involved not only in the organization of Cairo's legal system, but also in the day-to-day administration of justice. This involvement was seen as legitimate, and indeed necessary, by contemporaries. The second argument concerns centre-periphery relations in the Ottoman empire. I suggest that despite the growing power of Egypt's provincial military elite during this period, Cairo remained tightly bound to the imperial centre, and that legal practice was one of the key bonds. Legal institutions in Cairo were in frequent communication with institutions in Istanbul. More importantly, Cairenes of different social strata made extensive use of the legal resources provided by the central Ottoman state. While the imperial government may have struggled to control Egypt's powerful households, the actions of ordinary Cairenes sustained the imperial relationship
Islamic fundamentalism: historical perspectives and future prospects in the context of gulf war by David M Powers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

GRE verbal analogy items : examinee reasoning on items by Richard P Durán( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Information about how Graduate Record Examination (GRE) examinees solve verbal analogy problems was obtained in this study through protocol analysis. High- and low-ability subjects who had recently taken the GRE General Test were asked to "think aloud" as they worked through eight analogy items. These items varied factorially on the dimensions of vocabulary difficulty (easy vs. difficult), relationship difficulty (easy vs. difficult), and stem-key correspondence (independent vs. overlapping). A scoring system was developed that included three phases: (1) a cognitive process analysis; (2) a global description of the subjects' strategies; and (3) an evaluation of their performance. It was found that vocabulary and correspondence tended to have multiple effects on how subjects solved analogies and affected whether they solved them correctly. On the other hand, relationship difficulty tended to affect whether or not subjects achieved correct solutions but not how they attained solutions. As expected, high-ability subjects tended to use higher-level or more sophisticated strategies more often than low-ability subjects. However, the use of higher-level strategies was common for both groups of subjects. The results are compared with those reported in the cognitive science literature. In addition, the implication of these results for test development and the usefulness of the protocol methodology are discussed. (Author/JAZ)
The French nationalist right and the problem of social conciliation, 1889-1927 by Leslie P Peirce( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lunch poems( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Berkeley faculty and staff from Near Eastern disciplines read poetry from the rich literary traditions and the vibrant contemporary poetry of the Near East. Texts are read both in English and in the original languages
Harem-i Hümayun: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nda hükümdarlık ve kadınlar by Leslie P Peirce( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Turkish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harem-i hümayun by Leslie P Peirce( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Turkish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Morality tales : law and gender in the Ottoman court of Aintab
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The imperial harem : women and sovereignty in the Ottoman EmpireHarem histories : envisioning places and living spaces
Alternative Names
Leslie P. Peirce American historian

Peirce, Leslie

Peirce, Leslie 1943-

Peirce, Leslie P.

Peirce, Leslie Penn.

Peirce, Leslie Penn 1943-

Penn Peirce, Leslie 1943-

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Languages
English (66)

Turkish (16)

Polish (2)