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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Myths and Realities of the Harem Pt. The House of Osman. Turkey — Kings and rulers’ spouses — History. This book examines the sources of royal women’s power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition.
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The Imperial Harem – Leslie P. Peirce – Oxford University Press
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 of study with respect to political involvement of the Ottoman women. Royal women were custodians of sovereign power, training their sons in its use and exercising it directly as regents when necessary.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Author Peirce, Leslie P. 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. Notes Includes bibliographical references p. These 11 locations in New South Wales: 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.
Hhe library Help Advanced Book Search. Women in politics — Turkey — History. Open to the public. The unpredecented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a period popularly known as “the sultanate of women”, is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries.
Although much of Peirce’s material and many of her individual points ipmerial not in themselves new, her overall approach is. 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.
Account Options Sign in. Feb 23, J. Beyond the Arab Spring Mehran Kamrava. Furthermore, they played central roles in the public culture of sovereignty–royal ceremonial, monumental building, and patronage of artistic production.
Women, Sovereignty, and Hsrem Appendix: The Politics of Diplomacy 9. Within the dynasty, the hierarchy of female power, like the hierarchy of male power, reflected the broadersociety’s concern for social control of the miperial active.
The Age of the Favorite: View all 3 comments. Pierce argues that imperila diplomacy carried out by the Valide Sultans and the Sultans favoured concubines ensured more successful international relations. Book ratings by Goodreads. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Content Types text still image cartographic image Carrier Types volume Physical Description xii, p. Be the first to add this to a list. The Politics of Reproduction. Queen and Country Emma Vickers. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
Popular passages Page 4 This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This book examines the sources of royal women’s power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition.
Related resource Publisher description at jarem Whereas previous scholars have concentrated leirce the uneasy sharing of power among male 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. University of Technology Sydney. The Exercise of Political Power Conclusion: Peirce Studies in Middle Eastern History.
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All you need to know about the Ottoman Harem! To say that this is a heavy going book is an understatement.
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