The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate. by. Leslie P. Peirce. · Rating details · ratings · 13 reviews. The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and. LESLIE PEIRCE, The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire,. Studies in Middle Eastern History (New York: Oxford University Press.

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Women, Sovereignty, and Society Appendix: Royal women were custodians of sovereign power, training their sons in its use and exercising it directly as regents when necessary.

While it is excellent reading for students of women’s studies, it is an important contribution impedial Ottoman history as well. This section leans to more the theoretical than the previous one and is good deal more analytical and thoughtful.

Beyond the Arab Spring Mehran Kamrava. Double Bay Central Library. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Yelda Basar Moers rated it it was amazing Aug 18, The University of Melbourne Library. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Contents The Peeirce of Osman.

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The Imperial Harem

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I loved learning about the structure of early Ottoman Society and the lives of these incredible women. Although a chronologically confusing read for those who don’t have a impdrial in the Ottoman Empire, but it successfully challenges western views of gender roles and power of the Harem. Finally one has been!


The Imperial Harem : Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire

References to this book The Consumption of Culture, The Imperial Harem Leslie P. Danielle rated it it was ok Jul 27, However, it is still a fascinating and well-written read for those prepared.

Needless to say I was intrigued and decided to peruse the history section of my university library in search of books on the Ottoman Empire and specifically on the harem. None of your libraries hold this item.

Review quote It is a well-informed, scholarly study which owes little to the contemporary Ottoman political theory which normally dominates the historiography of this period, and a good deal to sociological insight.

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No eBook available Amazon. Within the dynasty, the hierarchy of female power, like the hierarchy of male power, reflected the broader society’s control for social control of the sexually active. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. By examining political action in the context of household networks, Leslie Leirce demonstrates that female power was a logical, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures.

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Myths and Realities of the Harem Part I: Peirce has brought her detailed knowledge of Ottoman harem politics to revise a fundamental question of Ottoman historiography: Jul 25, Karen rated it really liked it. Other editions – View all The Imperial Harem: We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.


Open to the public Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The women were the glue of the imperial government, providing continuity.

Potniathiron rated it it was amazing Dec 11, This book examines the sources of royal women’s power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal miperial to armed opposition. Turkey — History — Related resource Publisher description at http: Choose your country or region Close. Nov 16, Santa rated it it was amazing.

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Looking for beautiful books? Turkey — Kings and rulers’ spouses — History. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Whereas previous scholars have concentrated on the uneasy sharing of power among ijperial dynasts, this book argues that the internal politics of the royal family made the power of women not only inevitable but integral to the dynasty’s survival.