Previously entitled "Power and the Harem", this historical account draws on numerous sources to present a picture of a little-known world: the life of women during the six centuries of the Ottoman Empire. The book concentrates on the people of the Balkans, Thrace and Anatolia. In these provinces ordinary women endured 600 years of hardship and trouble, raised their children, mourned their dead and, in doing so, developed the courageous personalities that dominate this account. Forming the highest strata of society were the ...

The Private World of Ottoman Women 2007, Saqi Books

ISBN-13: 9780863567452

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

ISBN-13: 9780863567513