Unveiling the harem : elite women and the paradox of seclusion in eighteenth-century Cairo / Mary Ann Fay.
- 1st ed.
- Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, c2012.
- Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms.
Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms
xvii, 331p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- 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.
- 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
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- 9780815632931 (cloth : alk. paper)
0815632932 (cloth : alk. paper)
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