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Unveiling the Harem
Elite Women and the Paradox of Seclusion in Eighteenth-Century Cairo

Mary Ann Fay

Cloth $45.00s    |    978-0-8156-3293-1    |    2012

2013 Honorable Mention for Outstanding Scholarship in the field of Middle East Gender Studies from the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies

2013 Best First Book Award from Phi Alpha Theta, The History Honor Society

"A timely and much needed challenge to the Western ahistorical view of the institutions of the harem and veiling among Mamluk women."—Cathlyn Mariscotti, author of Gender and Class in the Egyptian Women’s Movement, 1925–1939

  Unveiling the Harem

  Mary Ann Fay is associate professor of history at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Middle East Studies and the Journal of Women’s History. She is the editor of Auto/Biography and the Creation of Identity and Community in the Middle East.

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6 x 9, 344 pages, 12 black-and-white illustrations, 6 charts, notes, bibliography, index

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