Posted: September 20th, 2022

Harem Politics

I will do a presentation on the following readings and i have to show a basic understanding of the topic and center around a certain topic and delve into it further with examples and outisde sources.

Harem Politics:

Assigned readings

·      Ibn Al-Sa’I.  Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad.

·      Nelly Hanna, “Sources for the study of slave women and concubines in Ottoman Egypt”, in Sonbol, Beyond the Exotic.

·      Madeline Zilfi, “Thoughts on women and slavery in the Ottoman era and historical sources.” In, Sonbol, Beyond the Exotic.

·      Nada Mourtada-Sabbah and Adrian Gully. “’I Am, by God, Fit for High Positions’: On the Political Role of Women in al-Andalus ”. In British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Nov., 2003), pp. 183-209 Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.

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