Multiple Wives Multiple Pleasures

Author: Joan DelPlato
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838638805
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This is a critical study of French and Britis art and written texts (poetry, literature, travel accounts, art criticism)- orientalist works about the harem produced in the period from 1800-1875. Original readings are provided for over 150 harem pictures, from well-known salon paintings to rarely published erotic popular prints and book illustrations. 'Multiple Wives, Multiple Pleasures' examines these works closely, often establishing fresh contexts for many of the more well-known nineteenth century harem pictures, and often providing a consideration of lesser-known harem pictures that have been rarely published until now.

The Family

Author: Mary Jo Maynes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199929998
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People have always lived in families, but what that means has varied dramatically across time and cultures. The family is not a "natural" phenomenon but an institution with a dynamic history stretching 10,000 years into the past. Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner tell the story of this fundamental unit from the beginnings of domestication and human settlement. They consider the codification of rules governing marriage in societies around the ancient world, the changing conceptions of family wrought by the heightened pace of colonialism and globalization in the modern world, and how state policies shape families today. The authors illustrate ways in which differences in gender and generation have affected family relations over the millennia. Cooperation between family members--by birth or marriage--has driven expansions of power and fusions of culture in times and places as different as ancient Mesopotamia, where kings' daughters became priestesses who mediated among the various cultures and religions of their fathers' kingdom, and sixteenth-century Mexico, in which alliances between Spanish men and indigenous women variously allowed for consolidation of colonial power or empowered resistance to colonial rule. But family discord has also driven - and been driven by - historical events such as China's 1919 May Fourth Movement, in which young people seeking an end to patriarchal authority were key participants. Maynes's and Waltner's view of the family as a force of history brings to light processes of human development and patterns of social life and allows for new insights into the human past and present.

The Middle East Today

Author: Don Peretz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275945763
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In this completely updated sixth edition, Peretz offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, politics, and contemporary life of the Middle East. Peretz focuses on the major countries in the Middle East, placing emphasis on their political institutions, and reports on the most recent developments in a volatile region.

The Imperial Harem

Author: Leslie P. Peirce
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195086775
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The unprecedented political power of the Ottoman imperial harem in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries is widely viewed as illegitimate and corrupting. This book examines the sources of royal women's power and assesses the reactions of contemporaries, which ranged from loyal devotion to armed opposition. By examining political action in the context of household networks, Leslie Peirce demonstrates that female power was a logical, indeed an intended, consequence of political structures. Royal women were custodians of sovereign power, training their sons in its use and exercising it directly as regents when necessary. Furthermore, they played central roles in the public culture of sovereignty--royal ceremonial, monumental building, and patronage of artistic production. The Imperial Harem argues that the exercise of political power was tied to definitions of sexuality. Within the dynasty, the hierarchy of female power, like the hierarchy of male power, reflected the broader society's control for social control of the sexually active.


Author: Joe Harold Koger
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1619275775
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Prologue Terratoo strives to present to the reader the complexities of man, his good ways as well as his evil ways. Return To Earth tells the story of a starship that had departed Earth thousands of years ago, and is now returning with a full crew from the planet Terratoo, a planet the original Earth colony had settled, to once again begin man's story on Earth, on which man had been virtually destroyed by the impact of a huge comet. Like Terratoo, Return To Earth tells the story of man's warring nature as it also strives to probe the results of man's sometimes evil nature and the effect man's lust and greed bring to bear on his victims. Above all, the story tries to show the ability of the love inherent in mankind to overcome the evils man sometimes seems to be possessed with.

Captain Canot

Author: Theodore Canot
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108083404
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Published in 1854, a first-hand account of the life of a slaver, giving an intimate insight into the slave trade.

Love s Sacred Song Treasures of His Love Book 2

Author: Mesu Andrews
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441235930
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Standing in the massive shadow of his famous father, young king Solomon wavers between fear and bravado, wisdom and folly. In the uncertain world of alliances and treachery, Solomon longs for peace and a love that is true and pure--a love that can be his cornerstone. A shepherdess in the northern city of Shunem, Arielah remembers the first time she laid eyes on Solomon in Jerusalem when she was just seven years old. Since then she has known that it was her destiny to become his bride. When her father, a leader of their tribe, secures a promise from King Solomon to marry Arielah as a treaty bride to help unite the kingdom, it seems her dreams may come true. But how can this simple shepherdess live as part of Solomon's harem? Can Solomon set aside his distractions to give himself completely to just one woman? Or will he let duty, deception, and the daily routine divide his heart? Mesu Andrews expertly weaves the words of the Song of Solomon into this touching story of the power of love. Readers will be transported from the glowing fields of Shunem to the gleaming city of Jerusalem as they experience this rich and textured novel from a master storyteller.

Adventures of an African Slaver

Author: Captain Theodore Canot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149455
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Brimming with information on every aspect of the slave trade in the nineteenth century, this detailed account by a former slave ship captain accurately portrays the appalling machinery of commercial slavery.


Author: Roderick Cavaliero
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1780764820
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Publisher description: Exploring the nineteenth-century European Romantic obsession with the Orient, Roderick Cavaliero brings on a rich cast of leading Romantic writers, artists, musicians and travellers, including Beckford, Byron and Shelley. Cavalieroanalyses the Romantic vision of the Orient from Ottoman Turkey, through the Middle East, to the Vale of Kashmir - revealing a fascination with the exotic sights, sounds and mythology of the Orient mixed with distaste for cruelty, oppression and despotic rule.