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A Turkish Woman's European Impressions : Cultures in Dialogue - Zeyneb Hanoum

A Turkish Woman's European Impressions

Cultures in Dialogue

Paperback

Published: 9th September 2005
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Born into the Ottoman Muslim elite, Zeyneb Hanoum and her sister Melek Hanoum were given a Western-style education by their progressive father, who expected them subsequently to live the segregated lives of Ottoman ladies. Rebelling, the sisters collaborated with the French author Pierre Loti, hoping that harnessing European intellectual support would speed up Ottoman social reform. Fleeing Istanbul in 1906 for fear of imperial reprisals, the sisters traveled in disguise to Europe, hoping to find "freedom" in the West. With Zeyneb Hanum's letters punctuated by Grace Ellison's introduction, commentary, and footnotes, this book challenges Orientalist stereotypes and documents the vibrant engagement between Eastern and Western women at the fin de siecle.

ISBN: 9781593333065
ISBN-10: 1593333064
Series: Cultures in Dialogue
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 9th September 2005
Publisher: Gorgias Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45