Chapter 1: Ottoman women in public space: an introduction

2016-01-01
Boyar, Ebru
Ambros, Edith Gülçin
Ianeva, Svetla
Brummett, Palmira
sing a wealth of primary sources and covering the entire Ottoman period, Ottoman Women in Public Space challenges the traditional view that sees Ottoman women as a largely silent element of society, restricted to the home and not seen beyond the walls of the house or the public bath. Instead, taking women in a variety of roles, as economic and political actors, prostitutes, flirts and slaves, the book argues that women were active participants in the public space, visible, present and an essential element in the everyday, public life of the empire. Ottoman Women in Public Space thus offers a vibrant and dynamic understanding of Ottoman history.

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E. Boyar, E. G. Ambros, S. Ianeva, and P. Brummett, Chapter 1: Ottoman women in public space: an introduction. 2016, p. 17.