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Unveiling the Harem
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A history of elite women who were concubines and wives of powerful slave-soldiers, known as Mamluks, who dominated Egypt both politically and militarily in the eighteenth century.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Front Flap
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  1. Title Page, Further Reading, Copyright, Dedication, About the Author
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Tables
  2. p. xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. A Note on the Transliteration
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. I. The Harem in Theory, in Practice, and in the European Imagination
  2. p. 21
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  1. 1. Reimagining the Harem: From Orientalist Fantasies to Historical Reconstruction
  2. pp. 23-44
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  1. 2. Egypt in the Eighteenth Century: The Transition from the Medieval to the Early Modern
  2. pp. 45-66
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  1. II. Becoming a Mamluk
  2. p. 67
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  1. 3. Slaves in the Family: Islam, Household Slavery, and the Construction of Kinship
  2. pp. 69-90
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  1. 4. The Mamluk Household: How a House Became a Home
  2. pp. 91-120
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  1. III. Life in Cairo: City, Neighborhood, Home
  2. p. 121
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  1. 5. Mamluk Women and the Egyptian Economy: A Comparative Perspective on Women’s Property Rights
  2. pp. 123-154
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  1. 6. The City as Text: Space, Gender, and Power in Cairo
  2. pp. 155-182
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  1. 7. The Architecture of Seclusion: In Search of the Historical Harem
  2. pp. 183-214
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  1. 8. Everyday Life in the Harem
  2. pp. 215-229
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  1. IV. Gender, History, and the Harem
  2. p. 231
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  1. 9. Changing the Subject: Gender and the History of the Mamluk Revival
  2. pp. 233-257
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  1. 10. Epilogue
  2. pp. 258-270
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  1. Notes, Glossary, Bibliography, Index
  2. p. 271
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 273-301
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 303-310
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 311-325
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 327-331
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  1. Back Flap, Back Cover
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