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HAREM, THE WORLD BEHIND THE VEIL

CROUTIER Alev Lyte

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ISBN 10: 1558591591 / ISBN 13: 9781558591592
Published by Abbeville Press Publishers, 1989
Condition: bon Soft cover
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RO60008570: 224 pages. Nombreuses illustrations couleur et noir et blanc. In-8 Broché. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Bookseller Inventory # RO60008570

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Title: HAREM, THE WORLD BEHIND THE VEIL

Publisher: Abbeville Press Publishers

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Couverture souple

Book Condition:bon

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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.

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This study considers the everyday lives of odalisques, the harem as the Moslem equivalent of purdah and male-dominated harem life as symbolic of the collective unconscious. "Ultimately, the text is a choppy amalgam of history, reminiscence, conjecture and intermittently overblown writing," said PW . "Much more evocative are the 125 photographs and reproductions of art works included here."
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