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The concubine, the princess, and the teacher : voices from the Ottoman harem

Author: Douglas Scott Brookes
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In the Western imagination, the Middle Eastern harem was a place of sex, debauchery, slavery, miscegenation, power, riches, and sheer abandon. But for the women and children who actually inhabited this realm of the imperial palace, the reality was vastly different. In this collection of translated memoirs, three women who lived in the Ottoman imperial harem in Istanbul between 1876 and 1924 offer a fascinating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Concubine, the princess, and the teacher.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608690739
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Scott Brookes
ISBN: 9780292718425 029271842X 9780292721494 0292721498
OCLC Number: 216941060
Description: 314 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The concubine Filizten --
The princess Ayşe --
The teacher Safiye --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Douglas Scott Brookes.
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Three women who lived in the Ottoman imperial harem between 1876 and 1924 describe the lifeways of the imperial family, dispelling Western stereotypes of harem debauchery.  Read more...

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