Empress of the East

Empress of the East

How a Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

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Hardback384pp Illustrated232x154mm

9781785783494     Product Code: 512296

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Roxelana, the 16th-century slave girl who became an Ottoman queen, is depicted as a woman who dealt with her situation with great common sense, ingenuity and ambition in this detailed social history. As Hurrem Sultan, consort and wife to Suleiman the Magnificent, she had to navigate the complexities of the harem, court life, and domestic and international rivalries, strengthening the role of women in Ottoman society in the process.

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