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 Imperial Harem – Leslie P. Peirce – Oxford University Press

In the intro, she smoothly sorts out the myths of the Harem and places the institution into its proper standing in historiography. I find this book important, not only impeeial a study which serves well in shattering persisting western myths, but also as a starting point for research in entirely new field of thd with respect to political involvement of the Ottoman women. Open to the public La Trobe University Library. The University of Melbourne.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Furthermore, they played central roles in the public culture of sovereignty–royal ceremonial, monumental building, and patronage of artistic production. The Politics of Diplomacy.

Women and Sovereign Power This section concerns the authority and political aptitude wielded by influential members of the harem particularly the Valide Sultan and the Grand Vizier. Women, Sovereignty, and Society Appendix: Royal women were custodians of sovereign power, training their sons in its use and exercising it directly as regents when necessary. Furthermore, they played central roles in the public culture of sovereignty–royal ceremonial, monumental building, and patronage of artistic production.

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An extremely well written book which is suitable for anyone who has no prior knowledge on the subject or has previously read on the topic.

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Oxford University Press, [] Language English. Separate different tags with a comma. Peirce has brought her detailed knowledge of Ottoman i,perial politics to revise a fundamental question of Ottoman historiography: Feb 26, Sand Princess rated it really liked it. Within the dynasty, the hierarchy of female power, like the hierarchy of male power, reflected the broader society’s concern for social control of the sexually active.

The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire

It is highly interesting and will question the readers attitude towards the harem. Account Options Sign in.

This is quite possibly the worst book I’ve ever read. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page hqrem clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. The Consumption of Culture, May not be open to the public Wagga Wagga Campus Library. By examining political action in the context of household networks, Leslie Peirce demonstrates that female power was a logical, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures.

Nov 16, Santa rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page. Oxford University Press Amazon. Peirce Limited preview – Subjects Harems — Turkey.

Content Types text still image cartographic image Carrier Types volume Physical Description xii, p. The House of Osman 2. Nonetheless, I can safely say that I enjoyed this book, despite my being woefully under prepared for it. Yelda Basar Moers rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Beyond the Arab Spring Imoerial Kamrava. Tema rated it it was ok Oct 10, By examining political action in the context of household networks, Leslie Peirce demonstrates that female power was a leslis, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures.

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The Imperial Harem : Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire

Arguing against this viewpoint, The Imperial Harem examines the sources of royal women’s power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition. The Imperial Harem argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality. These 3 locations in Victoria: Women — Political activity — Turkey — History. Open to the public ; Oct 31, Larissa Nordholt rated it it was amazing. These 20 locations in All: Alexander rated it really liked it May 11, Check copyright status Cite this Title The imperial harem: 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 Imperial Harem argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality. How the women exercised such broad power and how society viewed it is another key component of the Pierce’s thesis. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links