Parution : Juliette Dumas, Au coeur du harem. Les princesses ottomanes à l’aune du pouvoir (XVe-XVIIIe s.), Brill, 2022
Au coeur du harem
Les princesses ottomanes à l’aune du pouvoir (XVe-XVIIIe s.)
Author: Juliette Dumas
Series: The Ottoman Empire and its Heritage, Volume: 75
Ottoman women would have no place in politics; recluse in their harem, they would pass their time in superficial distractions or in pernicious intrigues: such is the heritage of Orientalism and traditional historiography. Far from these clichés, this work offers a dive into the Ottoman institutional and social frameworks, which govern the spectrum of social and political interactions of the women of the Ottoman court, taking as a field of study a figure largely ignored by historiography: the blood daughters of the Ottoman rulers – the sultanas.