The private world of Ottoman women

Godfrey Goodwin

Recovering the oft-neglected role of women in Ottoman high society and power politics, 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.

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  • List of Illustrations A Note on Pronunciation Genealogy of the House of Osman Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1. The Coming of the Nomads 2. The Wanderers 3. Home and the Peasant 4. Trade and Wealth 5. Bedfellows 6. The Chrysalis Cracks 7. The Final Decades 8. The Seeding of Western Culture Notes Glossary Bibliography Index

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書名 The private world of Ottoman women
著作者等 Goodwin, Godfrey
シリーズ名 Saqi essentials
出版元 Saqi
刊行年月 2006
版表示 New ed
ページ数 261 p., [2] p. of plates
大きさ 21 cm
ISBN 0863567452
NCID BB23652985
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス