Harem: The World Behind the Veil

By: Croutier, Alev Lytle

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Book Condition: Very Good

Very good Condition. Cover is a bit worn- Edge wear, light rubbing, mild wear at top spine region. 1st edition; 4th printing as stated in book. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: This book offers an insight into the harem and harem life, focusing on the famed Seraglio of Topkapi Palace. The author uses her first-hand experience to describe the absolute rule of the sultans, the slave markets and the eunuchs. The book is illustrated with paintings by Delacroix, Ingres and Renoir, Turkish woodcuts, Persian miniatures, photographs and film stills. Croutier investigates the middle class harems, looking at the polygamous life of ordinary Middle Eastern households, including marital customs, child rearing, medical practices, superstitions and the expression of desire and jealousy. "Harem" shows how this Eastern institution invaded the Victorian imagination, in the form of decorating, costume and art and how Western ideas, in turn, eroded a system which had seemed to be absolutely powerful.

Title: Harem: The World Behind the Veil

Author Name: Croutier, Alev Lytle

Categories: Culture,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1989

ISBN Number: 1558591591

ISBN Number 13: 9781558591592

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 001538

Keywords: Croutier, Alev Lytle. Culture