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The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire (Studies in Middle Eastern History) ePub download

by Leslie P. Peirce

  • Author: Leslie P. Peirce
  • ISBN: 0195076737
  • ISBN13: 978-0195076738
  • ePub: 1990 kb | FB2: 1715 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 2, 1993)
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire (Studies in Middle Eastern History) ePub download

The Imperial Harem is the definitive book on its subject Peirce discusses women not as a class apart, not as part of dynastic politics in the Ottoman Empire, thus shedding new light on political processes, and showing.

The Imperial Harem is the definitive book on its subject. While it is excellent reading for students of women's studies, it is an important contribution to Ottoman history as well. Peirce discusses women not as a class apart, not as part of dynastic politics in the Ottoman Empire, thus shedding new light on political processes, and showing women to be an integral part of the dynasty. -Beatrice Manz, Tufts University.

The Imperial Harem is the definitive book on its subject Peirce discusses women not as a class apart, not as part of dynastic politics in the Ottoman Empire, thus shedding new light on political processes, and showing.

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The Imperial Harem book. The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem. Mar 14, 2015 Elia Princess of Starfall rated it really liked it. Recommends it for: Academics and those interested in learning about the Harem. Peirce is an American professor in history.

The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the . Peirce is Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

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. Furthermore, they played central roles in the public culture of sovereignty-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.

The unprecented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting. By examining political action in the context of household networks, Peirce demonstrates that female power was a logical, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures

Studies in Middle Eastern history) Includes bibliographical references and index. Portions of this book appeared previously in Leslie P. Peirce, Beyond

Studies in Middle Eastern history) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-19-507673-7ISBN 0-19-508677-5 (pb. Women in y. Peirce, Beyond. Harem Walls: Ottoman Royal Women and the Exercise of Power, in Gendered Domains: Rethinking Public and Private in Women's History, Essays from the Seventh Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, ed. Dorothy O. Helly and Susan M. Reverby.

Peirce, Leslie P. (1993). The imperial harem: women and sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Studies in Middle Eastern History. Oxford University Press. p. 258. ISBN 9780195086775. Oxford University Press, 1993. Channel 4 History The sultanate of women.

Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 23 April 2009.

The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely .

The unprecented 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 the context of household networks, Peirce demonstrates that female power was a logical, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures. 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. 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 concern for social control of the sexually active.
Fohuginn
This is an extremely fascinating (and inevitably depressing) examination of the bizarre but apparently effective system of succession in the Ottoman Empire (primarily during the "Golden Age" of the 16th-17th centuries, although it reaches all the way back to the founding of the dynasty by Osman I in the 14th century). While its origins are clearly traceable to earlier Islamic and Turkish customs, the Ottoman succession evolved into a unique and very Darwinian system of "succession of the fittest" (and strangulation for all the rest), where fitness was a very loose calculus of luck, political skill, popularity the government connections of each prince and his mother (every prince's only certain partisan), and - perhaps most importantly - the whims of the reigning Sultan. The author argues that this led to an extremely stable political system (since there were rarely any adult males in the family around to challenge the reigning Sultan), although it led to some very close calls where the House of Osman was reduced to one male member and no one knows what might have happened had he died before producing a male heir. There are a great many fascinating tales and vignettes within the book, but this is definitely aimed at an academic audience and expects at least a basic understanding of the history of the Ottoman Empire in particular and Islamic political history in general.
Winenama
First off the book explains WHY female harems existed in the first place. The simple answer is this. If the sovereign gets married to a Princess of another power that power could lay claim to the throne. BUT if he has offspring with a bunch of slaves, women who are not of the Muslim faith and are not linked to powerful families, than outsiders could not lay claim to the throne by right of blood.
Yet don't think these concubines were powerless. In fact, through their sons and daughters, through networks based on retainers, son-in-laws and slaves, they gained great influence and wealth. Mothers of princes, wives and royal mothers to the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, they were a big part of the inner workings and political events within the palace.
They were eyes and ears of the Sultan when he was away, they were symbols of benevolence and powerful diplomats for the Empire, they were tutors and guardians for their sons.
The book has a helpful glossary, a two page genealogical chart, two maps and is VERY detailed. I would suggest this book ONLY to people interested in the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East or women in history. It is also VERY dry.
Konetav
Perfect, exactly what I needed for my SCA research
Aria
This is a great book for anyone interested in learning about the imperial harem of the Ottoman Empire
you secret
This is an excellent book. It is about the Harem, but not about fantasies or orientalist vision, its about power. It is an excellent investigation that worries about the structure and the vision of power in the Ottoman dinasty. Th sexual reproduction and the administration of the royal household was not only a matter of the palace but a matter of the imperial structure itself. Working from inside the harem, sultanas, concubines and princes determinated the reproduction of power in the Ottoman imperial family, and also in the Empire as a whole.

Bravo Aleik!
Super P
Even a non-expert like myself can appreciate the superb scholarship and eloquent style of a book about the Ottoman Imperial harem. A topic, about which too little is written and what little there is, tends to be fiction. I hope to see more books about Ottoman history and culture.
Nothing personal
I am talking about kindle version.

price is too much, it should be much less than 40 dollars, it does neither have wordwise nor x-ray, there is no reason to buy this book on amazon. On the other hand, you should open the rental option for this book(kindle version).
I found this book to be boring. Plain and simple. This book read like a college text book and not a colorful interpretation of Ottoman life.
I have read other interpretations of historical periods and found that the ones that read like a novel and not like a book for geared towards individuals studying for their doctorial thesis are more interesting and allow the average reader the opportunity to truly develop a sense of history.
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