LESLIE PEIRCE THE IMPERIAL HAREM PDF

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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The Iperial of Melbourne. The main arguments of the book are that the royal women of the Harem played critical and influential roles within the politics and government of the Ottoman Empire, that the Sultan relied heavily on imperila female relatives and concubines for alliances, advice and for the production of royal heirs and that the nature of Ottoman sovereignty changed dramatically throughout the history of the Empire.

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A good book all-round only wish there were more written! Oxford University Press- History – pages.

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The Imperial Harem argues that the exercise of political power in the Ottoman empire was tied to definitions of sexuality. This single location in Western Australia: I find this book important, not only as a study which serves well in shattering persisting western myths, but also as a starting point for research in entirely new field pelrce study with respect to political involvement of the Ottoman women.

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Women — Turkey — Social conditions. Subjects Harems — Turkey. This is quite possibly the worst book I’ve ever read. Saddam’s Word Ofra Bengio. University of Technology Sydney. Shifting Images of Ottoman Sovereignty.

This book examines the sources of royal women’s power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition. Royal women were custodians of sovereign power, training their sons in its use and exercising it directly as regents when necessary.

The Imperial Harem argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality. View all 3 comments. The University of Sydney. Women and Sovereign Power.

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Peirce Studies in Middle Eastern History. 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. The Imperial Harem argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality.

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Open to the public Open Preview See a Problem? Arguing against this viewpoint, The Imperial Harem peircf the sources of royal women’s power Society Role of Women Ottoman Empire Summary The unprecented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in lesslie sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting.

Turkey — Kings and rulers — Wives. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Peirce not only provides an overview of the dynasty’s policies regulating the production of children by slave concubines and the choice of spouses for its members, but examines the ways in which women’s power was manifested in day-to-day politics.

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