The Harem: An Account of the Institution as It Existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a History of the Grand Seraglio from Its Foundation to the Present Time N.M. Penzer

ISBN: 9780404563165

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The Harem: An Account of the Institution as It Existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a History of the Grand Seraglio from Its Foundation to the Present Time  by  N.M. Penzer

The Harem: An Account of the Institution as It Existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a History of the Grand Seraglio from Its Foundation to the Present Time by N.M. Penzer
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In western minds the word harem conjures up visions of an Arabian Nights world of luxury & dissipation. Without minimizing the sensational & unpleasant aspects of the harem system, the author presents an authoritative, objective account ofMoreIn western minds the word harem conjures up visions of an Arabian Nights world of luxury & dissipation. Without minimizing the sensational & unpleasant aspects of the harem system, the author presents an authoritative, objective account of its history over a period of 450 years.

Penzer reconstructs the huge network of courts, living quarters, reception rooms, kitchens, storehouses, baths, mosques, & dungeons which make up this miniature empire. Examines the daily life in this artificial community, cut off from the realities of the world.



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