Harem: The World Behind the Veil (25th Anniversary Edition)

Harem: The World Behind the Veil (25th Anniversary Edition)


Author : Alev Lytle Croutier
Publisher : WW Norton
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ISBN : 0789260549
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (789 users)

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A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. “I was born in a konak (old house), which once was the harem of a pasha,” writes Alev Lytle Croutier. “People around me often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother and her sister had been brought up in one.” Drawing on a host of firsthand accounts and memoirs, as well as her own family history, Croutier explores life in the world’s harems, from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, focusing on the fabled Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for them all. We enter the slave markets and the lavish boudoirs of the sultanas; we witness the daily routines of the odalisques, and of the eunuchs who guarded the harem. Here, too, we learn of the labyrinthine political scheming among the sultan’s wives, his favorites, and the valide sultana—the sultan’s mother—whose power could eclipse that of the sultan himself. There were the harems of the sultans and the pashas, but there were also “middle-class” harems, the households in which ordinary men and women lived out ordinary—albeit polygamous—lives. Croutier reveals their marital customs, child-rearing practices, and superstitions. Finally, she shows how this Eastern institution invaded the European imagination—in the form of decoration, costume, and art—and how Western ideas, in turn, finally eroded a system that had seemed eternal. Juxtaposing a rich array of illustrations—Western paintings, Turkish and Persian miniatures, family photographs, and even film stills—Croutier demystifies the Western erotic fantasy of “the world behind the veil.” This revised and updated 25th anniversary edition of Harem includes a new introduction by the author, revisiting her subject in light of recent events in Turkey, and the world.


The Being Of Dreams Books 1 - 3

The Being Of Dreams Books 1 - 3


Author : Catherine M Walker
Publisher : Catherine M Walker
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ISBN : 1925776123
Pages : 802 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (925 users)

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They're cursed to become heroes… or monsters. They live in a world of perilous magic, royal intrigue, and betrayal. Unravelling the web of lies they were raised to believe could destroy the kingdom they were sworn to protect. As Alex, Jess and Kyle tread the path of the broken a dark conspiracy festers at the heart of the realm. Can they push madness aside in time to fight the darkness in order to save their friends and family. Their world? If you like mind-altering sorcery, treacherous power plays, and a war to end all wars, then you’ll love The Being Of Dreams! Get the complete series, Shattering Dreams, Path Of The Broken and Elder Born now!


The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition


Author : Carla Emery
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
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ISBN : 1632172909
Pages : 736 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (632 users)

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#1 — The Best Country and Rural Living Books* #1 — 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021** For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world. From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive—even in uncertain times. With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to: * Can, dry, and preserve food * Plan your garden * Grow your own food * Make 20-minute cheese * Make your own natural skincare products * Bake bread * Cook on a wood stove * Learn beekeeping * Raise chickens, goats, and pigs * Create natural skincare products * Make organic bug spray * Treat your family with homemade remedies * Make fruit leather * Forage for wild food * Spin wool into yarn * Mill your own flour * Tap a maple tree And more! Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources. * Bookscrolling.com ** OutdoorHappens.com


2003 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide

2003 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide


Author : Brent Frankenhoff
Publisher : Krause Publications Incorporated
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ISBN : 9780873494700
Pages : 790 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (494 users)

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Lists prices for more than 75,000 publishers from 1961 to the present.


History of Universities

History of Universities


Author : Mordechai Feingold
Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN : 0191527807
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (191 users)

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Volume XXII/1 of History of Universities contains the customary mix of learned articles, book reviews, conference reports, and bibliographical information, which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education. Its contributions range widely geographically, chronologically, and in subject-matter. The volume is, as always, a lively combination of original research and invaluable reference material.


The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition


Author : Carla Emery
Publisher : Sasquatch Books
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ISBN : 1570618410
Pages : 928 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (57 users)

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From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix


Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Articles, Engravings, Aprons, and Other Curios Relating to Freemasonry, and Now Forming the Worcestershire Masonic Library & Museum

Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Articles, Engravings, Aprons, and Other Curios Relating to Freemasonry, and Now Forming the Worcestershire Masonic Library & Museum


Author : Worcestershire Masonic Library and Museum, Worcester, England
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Pages : 171 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (264 users)

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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women


Author : Cheris Kramarae
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1135963150
Pages : 2050 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.


The Sacred Books of the Old and New Testament, Recited at Large:

The Sacred Books of the Old and New Testament, Recited at Large:


Author : Samuel Humphreys
Publisher :
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Pages : 1334 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (324 users)

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2004 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide

2004 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide


Author : Maggie Thompson
Publisher : Krause Publications Incorporated
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ISBN : 9780873496513
Pages : 840 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (496 users)

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Lists prices for more than 75,000 publishers from 1961 to the present.


Index to New Zealand Periodicals and Current National Bibliography of New Zealand Books and Pamphlets

Index to New Zealand Periodicals and Current National Bibliography of New Zealand Books and Pamphlets


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Rating Book: 4.O/5 ( users)

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries


Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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The Superhero Book

The Superhero Book


Author : Gina Misiroglu
Publisher : Visible Ink Press
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ISBN : 1578593972
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (578 users)

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Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.


2008 Comic Book Checklist & Price Guide

2008 Comic Book Checklist & Price Guide


Author : Maggie Thompson
Publisher : Krause Publications
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ISBN : 9780896895300
Pages : 808 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (895 users)

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Lists prices for more than 75,000 publishers from 1961 to the present.


Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide

Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide


Author : Maggie Thompson
Publisher : Krause Publications Incorporated
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ISBN : 9780873499927
Pages : 828 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (499 users)

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Lists prices for more than 75,000 publishers from 1961 to the present.



Aftermath and Remembrance

Aftermath and Remembrance


Author : David Downing
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
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ISBN : 9780836859485
Pages : 48 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (859 users)

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Describes what happened to many Jews and their German captors after World War II ended, including the war crimes trials and the building of memorials.