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E context of household networks Leslie Peirce demonstrates that female power was a logical indeed an intended conseuence of political structures Royal women were custodians of sovereign power training their sons in its use and exercising it directly as regents when necessary Further they played central roles in the public culture of soverei. A must read for anyone interested in harem politics in the Ottoman empire

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The Imperial Harem Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire Studies in Middle Eastern History

The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting This book examines the sources of royal women's power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition By examining political action in th. Although a chronologically confusing read for those who don t have a background in the Ottoman Empire but it successfully challenges western views of gender roles and power of the Harem

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Gnty royal ceremonial monumental building and patronage of artistic production The Imperial Harem argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality 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. I recommend this for anyone who wants to know about arguably the most tumultuous era for the Ottoman dynasty s harem through a sociopolitical lens that takes into account axes other than simply gender Caveat Not for strictly chronological historical account This book is about how certain governmental bodies and traditions evolved according to the demands and circumstances of their time not about giving a year by year guide for people who are unfamiliar with Ottoman history You can still read it without knowing much about Ottoman history but it would be very challenging to follow


10 thoughts on “The Imperial Harem Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire Studies in Middle Eastern History

  1. says:

    Although a chronologically confusing read for those who don't have a background in the Ottoman Empire but it successfully challenges western views of gender roles and power of the Harem

  2. says:

    An excellent work on the Ottoman harem bringing the institution into the center of discussions on Ottoman sovereignty Even after than 25 years this book is still the best on the topic and one of the best books in Ottoman historiographyAfter examining the roles of earlier members of the harem both concubines and mothers Peirce directly connects their fortunes to the changing systems of the Empire This was mostly not the g

  3. says:

    35 starsRead for my Women Gender and Sexuality in Middle Eastern History class not going to review

  4. says:

    I became interested in learning about the Ottoman Empire the Sultans and the institution of the Imperial Harem after watching 'The Magnificent Century' The series revolves around the reign of Sultan Süleyman 'the Magnificen

  5. says:

    A re envisioning of the role of women at the Ottoman courts of the 16th and 17th centuries Pretty good stuff details the politicizing of reproduction concubines and the political responsibilities of moms slave women and the ways in which male dynasts were moving in the same arenas of seclusion It's not really seclusion though Fully illustrated but not in the way you might want

  6. says:

    A must read for anyone interested in harem politics in the Ottoman empire

  7. says:

    I recommend this for anyone who wants to know about arguably the most tumultuous era for the Ottoman dynasty's harem through a sociopolitical lens that takes into account axes other than simply gender Caveat Not for strictly chronological historical account This book is about how certain governmental bodies and traditions

  8. says:

    All you need to know about the Ottoman HaremHave always been fascinated about this particular subject but could find no revelent books written about it Finally one has been No heresasy or guesswork but simple fa

  9. says:

    I'm only halfway kidding when I say I would force others to read this book if I could Not only is it easy to read it's filled with a lot of grea

  10. says:

    I am reading it the third time around and even watching all Turkish series related to Sultans Outstanding book