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Author Fay, Mary Ann.

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

Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 331 p. : ill.
Series Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject 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.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780815632931 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780815651703 (e-book)

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