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Harem: the World Behind the Veil

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Érich, firsthand accounts are an alluring invitation into the labyrinthine
corridors of the Turkish harem." --San Francisco Chronicle
"A serious history, yet an immensely readable oneÑinformative, gossipy
and grand fun." --The New York Times Book Review
"I was born in an old houseÉthat was once the harem of a pasha. During my childhood,
slaves and odalisques lived there with us." So begins this history of one of the strangest
institutions any culture has ever developed. Drawing on firsthand accounts and memoirs,
Harem explores life in the world's harems from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.
This exotic volume is richly illustrated with extravagant works by European artists and
exquisite Turkish woodcuts, gemlike Persian miniatures, and historic photographs.
Born in Turkey, Alev Lytle Croutier is a screenwriter and documentary producer.
125 illustrations, 50 in full color

Synopsis:

Drawing on a host of intimate first-hand accounts and memoirs, Harem explores life in the world's harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fabled and ever-mysterious Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for all.

Synopsis:

The exotic, cruel, yet fascinating world of the harem is recreated in a history that makes use of firsthand accounts.

Synopsis:

Harem explores life in the world's harems from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558591592
Subtitle:
The World Behind the Veil
Author:
Croutier, Alev Lytle
Publisher:
Abbeville Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women in art
Subject:
Middle East - Turkey
Subject:
Turkey
Subject:
Harem
Subject:
Women -- Islamic countries -- History.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
100-713
Publication Date:
19910201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10 x 7.1 in 30 oz

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Product details 224 pages Abbeville Press - English 9781558591592 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Drawing on a host of intimate first-hand accounts and memoirs, Harem explores life in the world's harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fabled and ever-mysterious Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for all.
"Synopsis" by , The exotic, cruel, yet fascinating world of the harem is recreated in a history that makes use of firsthand accounts.
"Synopsis" by , Harem explores life in the world's harems from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.
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