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Private World of Ottoman Women

Author : Godfrey Goodwin
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Recovering the oft-neglected role of women in Ottoman high society and power politi, 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 enslaved. Goodwin examines the laws which governed women's lives from the harem to the humblest tasks. This perceptive study of Ottoman life culminates with the nineteenth century and explores the advent of modernity and its impact on women at a time of imperial decline. 'The best book on the subject and likely to remain so for some time.' Times Literary Supplement 'A fascinating account by the foremost authority on the Ottoman period.' The Middle East 'Goodwin is an exceptional scholar with an insight that reveals itself in every sentence.' Asian Affairs 'Offers excellent scholarship into a history that has been much neglected by the West.' Judaism Today

The Private World of Ottoman Women

Author : Godfrey Goodwin
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Reconstructing the role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, Godfrey Goodwin brings to life the women who made their marks in a male domain.? He examines the laws which governed women's lives from the harem to the humblest tasks, and contrasts the lives of rural women with those of women in the towns, discussing pivotal events such as courtship, marriage, divorce, and motherhood.? This perceptive study culminates in the nineteenth century, exploring the advent of modernity and its impact at a time of imperial decline.

The Private World of Ottoman Women

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Reconstructing the role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, Godfrey Goodwin brings to life the women who made their marks in a male domain.? He examines the laws which governed women's lives from the harem to the humblest tasks, and contrasts the lives of rural women with those of women in the towns, discussing pivotal events such as courtship, marriage, divorce, and motherhood.? This perceptive study culminates in the nineteenth century, exploring the advent of modernity and its impact at a time of imperial decline.

Topkapi Palace

Author : Godfrey Goodwin
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A guide to the palace of the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul, it takes the reader through all the rooms and gardens which are open to the public - and some that are not. It talks about the thousands who lived in the saray. It gives an understanding of this core of Ottoman life.

The Janissaries

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"From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the janissaries were the scourge of Europe. They set up semi-independent states along the North African coast and even fought at sea. Their political power was such that even sultans trembled. Who were the janissaries? Why were they an elite? Why did they decline and what was their end? These are some of the questions which this book attempts to answer. It is the story of extraordinary personalities in both victory and defeat."--BOOK JACKET.

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures

Author : Suad Joseph
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Family, Law and Politics, Volume II of the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, brings together over 360 entries on women, family, law, politics, and Islamic cultures around the world.

The Middle East South Asia Folklore Bulletin

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The Sultan s Seraglio

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"From 1604 to 1607, Ottaviano Bon was the Venetian representative to Istanbul where he recorded every aspect of life at the Topkapi Palace. The result was published under the title, "The Sultan's Seraglio", and it provides an account of the period of Ahmet I. It covers such topics as: life in the harem; the exchange of gifts between Turkish and Western dignitaries; the menu at official state banquets; the buying of slaves in the weekly slave market; and the great religious festivals and circumcision ceremonies. All the various Ottoman hierarchy are described in great detail, including the viziers, the aghas and the "itchoglans", as also are the mutes and the clowns who were the Sultan's constant companions and accompanied him on boat trips down the Bosphorus to his palaces and gardens."--bookdepository.

Women Gender in Central and Eastern Europe Russia and Eurasia Southeastern and East Central Europe

Author : Mary Fleming Zirin
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This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on "Women and Gender in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Vol. 1)" and "The Lands of the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2)" over the past millennium. The coverage encompasses the relevant territories of the Russian, Hapsburg, and Ottoman empires, Germany and Greece, and the Jewish and Roma diasporas. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, plus unparalleled documentation of women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds. The volumes include approximately 30,000 bibliographic entries on works published through the end of 2000, as well as web sites and unpublished dissertations. Many of the individual entries are annotated with brief descriptions of major works and the tables of contents for collections and anthologies. The entries are cross-referenced and each volume includes indexes.

The Stolen Woman

Author : Pat Shipman
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Pat Shipman tells the story of Lady Florence Baker, a Hungarian who lived in a Turkish harem until sold at auction to her future husband, the explorer Sam Baker. Together they travelled to Africa and discovered the source of the Nile, experiencing great privations and dangers along the way.

Index Islamicus

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Sinan

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"Goodwin shows the importance of the architect's long years in the army and his experience with bridges, seige-works, fortifications, and the behaviour of stone and masonry before he was appointed Royal Architect in 1538. Goodwin bases his analysis on a detailed comparative study of certain of Sinan's buildings, the supreme example being the imaginative leap represetned by the mosque of Selim II at Edirne, second capital of the Ottoman empire. The text is illustrated by photographs, plans and elevations of many of Sinan's works ranging from the grandiose Sü̈lyeymaniye complex in Instanbul to the experimental Kiliç Ali Pasha mosque. Of outstanding interest are the plates by the 19th century German architect Gurlitt, many of which show features before later restoration".--BOOKJACKET.

International Journal of Turkish Studies

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Inside the Seraglio

Author : John Freely
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Inside the Seraglio takes us behind the doors of Topkapi Sarayi and the other palaces of the Ottoman sultans who for more than six centuries ruled one of the world's most powerful empires. The heart of the palace was the Harem, the women's quarters, ruled by the Valide, or Queen Mother. Described here and illustrated throughout with images of this sequestered court, is the history and life of this remarkable palace in all its colour and opulence, and the story of its influence on a great empire.

Author : ʻAfāf al-Ḥājj ʻAlī
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Books and references on women from Palestinian library for the period of 1993-1997; bibliography.

Mediterraneans

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Textiles of the Islamic World

Author : John Gillow
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Offers a region-by-region survey of textiles made, worn, used, and displayed in the Islamic world.

The Cumulative Book Index

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A world list of books in the English language.

Ottoman Women Builders

Author : Lucienne Thys-Şenocak
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An examination of the historical figure and architectural patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan, this study shows how a queen mother from the Ottoman court shaped the political and cultural agenda of the empire during the latter half of the seventeenth century. Lucienne Thys-Senocak demonstrates how Turhan Sultan, through her generous patronage of architectural works-including a large mosque, a tomb, a market complex in Istanbul, and two fortresses at the entrance to the Dardanelles-legitimated her new political authority as a valide, or queen mother.Based on archival research and archaeological fieldwork, this study makes original contributions to current debates in the fields of art history, cultural history and gender studies.

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

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