Women in Exile in the Framework of the Ottoman State's Exile Policy in the 19th Century

Alan G.

BELLETEN, vol.78, no.281, pp.245-273, 2014 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 281
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-273
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The word of exile was used in two senses in the Ottoman history and the ottoman. legal system. The word emerges as a housing and placement policy in the Ottoman history and as a form of punishment in the Ottoman legal system. The word of exile, used as a form of punishment by all states in the history of mankind, will be evaluated in terms of this definition. The exile which is a serious crime and can be considered equivalent to the death penalty as a form of punishment, means removal of the offender from its location in a neighborhood for a certain period of time. In this sense, this penalty was applied to those who were guilty without any discrimination in the Ottoman State. The Ottoman women have also taken place among these people who were sentenced to this penalty.