Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2014

240 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719073298

Bookseller Code (06)


The harem, slavery and British imperial culture

Anglo-Muslim relations in the late nineteenth century

Diane Robinson-Dunn

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Considers the antislavery campaign in terms of encounters with Islam during a period which marked a new departure in Anglo-Muslim relations
  • Adds a critical but previously-neglected dimension to the study of Orientalism by analysing the complex relationship between representations of the Muslim harem and the implementation of imperial foreign policy in Egypt with respect to that institution
  • Compares the widespread concern among contemporaries with eliminating prostitution in Victorian London with the simultaneous efforts to surpress white slavery in Egypt