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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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Login to add to list. Furthermore, they played central roles in the public culture of sovereignty–royal ceremonial, monumental building, and patronage of artistic production. Selected pages Page xix.

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Despite being a history student, I have never studied the Ottoman Empire in detail as my focus up peurce now has been on Europe, America and the modern world.

The Age of the Favorite: Return to Book Page. This single location in Western Australia: A must read for fans of the Sultanate of Women. To ask other readers questions about The Imperial Haremplease sign up.

Refresh and try again. The Imperial Harem is rigorously researched, insightful and brimming with historical detail and analysis. Australian National University Library.


The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire

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. Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Yelda Basar Moers rated it it was amazing Aug 18, These 2 locations in Australian Capital Territory: This book examines the sources of leslje women’s power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition The main arguments of the book are that the imoerial women of the Harem played critical and influential roles within the politics and government of the Ottoman Empire, that the Sultan relied heavily on his 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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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. Shifting Images of Ottoman Sovereignty. Arguing against peicre viewpoint, The Imperial Harem examines the sources of royal women’s power All you need to know about the Ottoman Harem!

Finally one has been! Potniathiron rated it it was amazing Dec 11, 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. The Age of the Queen Mother Peirce Studies in Middle Eastern History. Popular passages Page 4 University of Queensland Library.