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text Harem : the world behind the veil

Summary

"Drawing on a host of intimate first-hand accounts and memoirs, Harem explores life in the world's harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fabled and ever-mysterious Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for all."

Contents

The grand harem -- Introduction -- Daily life in the sultan's harem -- Costume and finery -- The baths -- Food -- Sultanas -- Eunuchs -- Harem life in the city -- Ordinary harems -- West meets East -- Oriental dreams -- Survivals

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224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Publisher
Abbeville Press 1989

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TADL-WOOD 305.42 CRO in Adult Non-fiction Available

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