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The Private World of Ottoman Women


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List of Illustrations A Note on Pronunciation Genealogy of the House of Osman Acknowledgements Foreword Introduction 1. The Coming of the Nomads 2. The Wanderers 3. Home and the Peasant 4. Trade and Wealth 5. Bedfellows 6. The Chrysalis Cracks 7. The Final Decades 8. The Seeding of Western Culture Notes Glossary Bibliography Index

About the Author

Godfrey Goodwin taught art and architectural history at the University of the Bosphorus from 1957 to 1968 and is the author of several authoritative works, including A History of Ottoman Architecture, Islamic Spain, The Janissaries and Sinan: Ottoman Architecture and its Values Today. The last two titles are also published by Saqi Books.


'The best book on the subject and likely to remain so for some time.' Times Literary Supplement 'A fascinating account by the foremost authority on the Ottoman period.' The Middle East 'Goodwin is an exceptional scholar with an insight that reveals itself in every sentence.' Asian Affairs 'Offers excellent scholarship into a history that has been much neglected by the West.' Judaism Today

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