Recovering the oft-neglected role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, this book brings to life the women who made their mark in a male domain. Though historical records tend to favour the glitter of palaces over the trials of daily life, Goodwin also reconstructs ordinary women's domestic toil. As the Ottoman Empire first expanded and then shrank, women travelled its width and breadth whether out of necessity or merely for pleasure. Some women owned slaves while others suffered the misfortune of being ...

The Private World of Ottoman Women 2007, Saqi Books

ISBN-13: 9780863567452

Trade paperback

The Private World of Ottoman Women 1997, Saqi Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780863567513