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Author Roberts, Mary, 1965-

Title Intimate outsiders : the harem in Ottoman and Orientalist art and travel literature / Mary Roberts
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 195 pages, 32 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Objects/histories
Contents pt. 1. John Frederick Lewis's Harem paintings. -- The languid lotus-eater -- "Mr. Lewis's oriental paradises" -- pt. 2. British women's travelogues. -- Pleasures in detail -- Being seen -- Sartorial adventures and satiric narratives -- pt. 3. Harem portraiture. -- The politics of portraiture behind the veil -- Oriental dreams
Summary Comparative study of 19th-century representations of Ottoman harems that considers both the tradition of British paintings and writings about harems as well as the perspectives of Ottoman women who commissioned their own harem portraits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-185) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Art, Turkish -- 19th century.
Harems in art.
Harems -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 19th century.
Harems -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- History -- 19th century.
Orientalism in art.
Travelers' writings, English -- Turkey -- History and criticism.
Women -- Turkey -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
England -- Relations -- Turkey.
Turkey -- Relations -- England.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822390450 (electronic bk.)
9780822390459 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Harem in Ottoman and Orientalist art and travel literature