The Resource Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce

Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce

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Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire
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Empress of the east
Title remainder
how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire
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Leslie Peirce
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Language
eng
Summary
"Historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by warriors at age twelve from her Ruthenian homeland, and brought to the harem of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent in Constantinople. Suleiman became besotted with her, and forsook all other mistresses. Then, in an unprecedented step, he made her the first and only queen in the Ottoman court. Although shrouded in scandal, the canny and sophisticated Roxelana became a shrewd diplomat and administrator, who helped Suleyman keep pace with a changing world in which women--from Queen Elizabeth to Catherine de Medici--increasingly held the reins of power. In Empress of the East, Pierce reveals the true history of an elusive figure who pushed the Ottoman Empire towards modernity"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Dewey number
  • 956/.015092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DR509.H87
LC item number
P47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce
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Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-345) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings. The Russian concubine ; Abduction ; In the old palace ; The politics of motherhood ; Lovers and parents -- Challenges. Roxelana's rival ; Coming of age ; A queen for the new palace ; The two favorites ; Building a reputation -- Politics. Family matters ; Home and abroad ; Recovery ; Showdown ; Last years -- Epilogue
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24 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780465032518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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SALBT
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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