Myth and Reality
By (author) Asli Sancar
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Ottoman Women by Asli Sancar
Book DescriptionGuided by the accounts of such female travellers as Lady Montagu, Julia Pardoe, and Lucy Garnett, all of whom lived in Ottoman lands for significant periods of time, this beautifully illustrated book explores -- and hopes to overturn -- the 19th-century stereotypes of Ottoman women. Both Eastern and Western accounts of Turkish society during that time made much of the harem, with the Orientalists describing Turkish women as exotic, indolent, and depraved, while some European writers described them as noble and elegant. Then, with the advent of the first women's movement in the West, the harem began to be criticised as an institution that trapped women and enforced their submission to men. All of these ideas were refuted by Montagu, Pardoe, and Garnett, who argued that Ottoman women were perhaps the freest in the world; this book backs up that claim with historical research showing that women frequently prevailed in cases against their husbands and other male relatives in the Ottoman courts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597841153
(220mm x 240mm x 13mm)
Imprint: The Fountain
Publisher: The Light Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Asli Sancar
Asli Sancar is a writer and lecturer on women's issues.
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