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Women's orients : English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918 : sexuality, religion and work

Author: Billie Melman
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1992.
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In this original new study Billie Melman recovers the unwritten history of the European experience of the Middle East during the colonial era. She focuses on the evolution of Orientalism and the reconstruction--through contact with other cultures--of gender and class. Beginning with the eighteenth century Billie Melman describes the many ways in which women looked at oriental people and places and developed a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billie Melman
ISBN: 0333463005 9780333463000
OCLC Number: 22627853
Description: xix, 417 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Orientalism, travel and gender; the women's harem - autonomy, sexuality and solidarity; evangelizing the Orient - women's work and the evolution of evangelical ethnography; a secular geography of the Orient - authority, gender and travel. Appendices: biographies of travellers and travel writers; evangelical travel and work in mid-19th century Palestine.
Responsibility: Billie Melman.

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