Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 September 1993

400 Pages | 10 halftones, 2 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195086775

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The Imperial Harem

Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire

Leslie P. Peirce

Studies in Middle Eastern History

  • Examines the sources of royal women's power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition
  • Argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality

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