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The imperial harem : women and sovereignitiy in the Ottoman Empire

Author: Leslie Penn Peirce
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in Middle Eastern history (Oxford Univ. Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Digitally reprint.]View all editions and formats

From the beginning of the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent in 1520 until the mid-17th century, high-ranking women of the Ottoman dynasty enjoyed a degree of political power. This text examines the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Penn Peirce
ISBN: 9780195086775 0195076737 9780195076738 0195086775
OCLC Number: 723638763
Notes: Originally publ. 1993.
Description: XII, 374 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: Introduction: Myths and Realities of the HaremPart I: The Politics of Reproduction1. The House of Osman2. Wives and Concubines: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries3. The Age of the Favorite: 1520-15664. The Age of the Queen Mother: 1566-16565. The Imperial Harem InstitutionPart II. Women and Sovereign Power6. Shifting Images of Ottoman Sovereignty7. The Display of Sovereign Prerogative8. The Politics of Diplomacy9. The Exercise of Political PowerConclusion: Women, Sovereignty, and SocietyAppendix: Genealogical ChartsNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Studies in Middle Eastern history (Oxford Univ. Press)
Responsibility: Leslie P. Peirce.


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It is a well-informed, scholarly study which owes little to the contemporary Ottoman political theory which normally dominates the historiography of this period, and a good deal to sociological Read more...

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