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

Author: Billie Melman
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Melman, Billie.
Women's Orients--English women and the Middle East, 1718-1918.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 1992
(OCoLC)607061066
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Billie Melman
ISBN: 0472103326 9780472103324
OCLC Number: 24318721
Description: xix, 417 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Orientalism, travel and gender --
A prosopography of travel, 1763-1914 --
The women's harem: autonomy, sexuality and solidarity --
Harem literature, 1763-1914: tradition and innovation --
The eighteenth-century harem (1717-89): Lady Montagu, Lady Craven and the genealogy of comparative 'morals' --
Exorcising Sheherezad: the Victorians and the harem --
The haremlik as a bourgeois home: autonomy, community and solidarity --
Evangelising the orient: women's work and the evolution of evangelical ethnography --
Evangelical travel and the evangelical construction of gender --
The women of Christ church: work, literature and community in nineteenth-century Jerusalem --
'Domestic life in Palestine': Evangelical ethnography, faith and prejudice --
Feminising the landscape --
A secular geography of the orient: authority, gender and travel --
Harriet Martineau's anti-pilgrimage: autobiography, history and landscape --
Queen Hatasu's beard: Amelia Edwards, the scientific journey and the emergence of the first female ' orientalists' --
An 'orientalist' couple: Anne Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and the Pilgrimage to Najd.
Other Titles: Women's Orients.
Responsibility: Billie Melman.

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A study of two centuries of British women's travel to the Middle East provides new perspectives for understanding the history of colonialism  Read more...

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