The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem

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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 glimpse "behind the veil" into the lives of Muslim palace women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth ...

The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem 2010, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292721494

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The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem 2008, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292718425

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