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Unveiling the harem : elite women and the paradox of seclusion in eighteenth-century Cairo / Mary Ann Fay.

Author/Creator:
Fay, Mary Ann.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, c2012.
Series:
Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms.
Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 331p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Women -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Mamelukes -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Harems -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 18th century.
Households -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 18th century.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Contents:
Reimagining the harem: from orientalist fantasies to historical reconstruction
Egypt in the eighteenth century: the transition from the medieval to the early modern
Slaves in the family: Islam, household slavery, and the construction of kinship
The Mamluk household: how a house became a home
Mamluk women and the Egyptian economy: a comparative perspective on women's property rights
The city as text: space, gender, and power in Cairo
The architecture of seclusion: in search of the historical harem
Everyday life in the harem
Changing the subject: gender and the history of the Mamluk revival
Epilogue.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780815632931 (cloth : alk. paper)
0815632932 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
759173918
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