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Ottoman Women: Myth and Reality
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tughra Books
Publication date March 30, 2008
Pages 191
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781597841153
ISBN-10 1597841153
Dimensions 0.75 by 8.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Guided by the accounts of such female travelers as Lady Montagu, Julia Pardoe, and Lucy Garnett, all of whom lived in Ottoman lands for significant periods of time, this beautifully illustrated book explores?and hopes to overturn?the 19th-century stereotypes of Ottoman women. Both Eastern and Western accounts of Turkish society during that time made much of the harem, with the Orientalists describing Turkish women as exotic, indolent, and depraved, while some European writers described them as noble and elegant. Then, with the advent of the first women?s movement in the West, the harem began to be criticized as an institution that trapped women and enforced their submission to men. All of these ideas were refuted by Montagu, Pardoe, and Garnett, who argued that Ottoman women were perhaps the freest in the world; this book backs up that claim with historical research showing that women frequently prevailed in cases against their husbands and other male relatives in the Ottoman courts.

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9781597841153 | details & prices | 191 pages | 8.75 × 9.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Guided by the accounts of such female travelers as Lady Montagu, Julia Pardoe, and Lucy Garnett, all of whom lived in Ottoman lands for significant periods of time, this beautifully illustrated book explores?

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