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Harem: The World Behind the Veil
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Abbeville Pr
Publication date February 1, 1991
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781558591592
ISBN-10 1558591591
Dimensions 0.75 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $30.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
The exotic, cruel, yet fascinating world of the harem is recreated in a history that makes use of firsthand accounts
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book offers an insight into the harem and harem life, focusing on the famed Seraglio of Topkapi Palace. The author uses her first-hand experience to describe the absolute rule of the sultans, the slave markets and the eunuchs. The book is illustrated with paintings by Delacroix, Ingres and Renoir, Turkish woodcuts, Persian miniatures, photographs and film stills. Croutier investigates the middle class harems, looking at the polygamous life of ordinary Middle Eastern households, including marital customs, child rearing, medical practices, superstitions and the expression of desire and jealousy. "Harem" shows how this Eastern institution invaded the Victorian imagination, in the form of decorating, costume and art and how Western ideas, in turn, eroded a system which had seemed to be absolutely powerful.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780896599031
 
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (May 1, 1989)
9780896599031 | details & prices | 224 pages | 7.50 × 10.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $35.00
About: The exotic, cruel, yet fascinating world of the harem is recreated in a history that makes use of firsthand accounts
Paperback
Book cover for 9780789212061 Book cover for 9781558591592
 
25 anv edition from Abbeville Pr (September 30, 2014)
9780789212061 | details & prices | 224 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.94 lbs | List price $29.95
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Reprint edition from Abbeville Pr (February 1, 1991)
9781558591592 | details & prices | 224 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $30.00
About: The exotic, cruel, yet fascinating world of the harem is recreated in a history that makes use of firsthand accounts

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