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
Title
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
  • "The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from the role of concubine to become the only queen in Ottoman history In Empress of the East, 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"--
  • "FROM CHRISTIAN MAIDEN TO MUSLIM QUEEN: Roxelana was born in Ruthenia, possibly the daughter of a priest but more likely into an average family, facing a hardscrabble life. She was captured by slavers around age 12 and taken to the Ottoman court. Her trajectory was extraordinary--she became a favored concubine and then the first, and only, Ottoman Queen. From rags to riches, her life is one of political maneuvering, rule breaking, and forbidden love. A Christian slave girl ripped from her homeland who, against all odds, rose to become the only queen in the history of the Ottoman Empire, Roxelana has long been accused of witchcraft and blamed for turning the sultan Suleyman's head--even preventing him from reaching his full potential as a ruler. But the truth is even more remarkable: the first (and only) Queen in Ottoman history, Roxelana was a diplomat, an administrator, and a modernizer who helped Suleyman keep up with the changing world. She is a remarkable figure whose fascinating story warrants retelling, and whose life will shed new light on the history of the Ottoman Empire. Soon after Roxelana entered Suleyman's harem, however, Suleyman set aside all others, breaking centuries of tradition in favor of the laughing Ruthenian maiden, who he would eventually free and marry. Controversial from the outset, Roxelana has remained so for historians. Both in life and in death, she has been a lightning rod for virtually all of Suleyman's unpopular acts, including a series of controversial executions. This greatest of Ottoman sultans has himself been sold short by the myth of his susceptibility to Roxelana's charms"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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Peirce, Leslie P
Dewey number
  • 956/.015092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DR509.H87
LC item number
P47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurrem
  • Süleyman
  • Hurrem
  • Süleyman
  • Queens
  • Slaves
  • Mistresses
  • Ukrainians
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Kings and rulers
  • Marriage
  • Mistresses
  • Queens
  • Slaves
  • Ukrainians
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-345) and index
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volume
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  • 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780465032518
Lccn
2017003912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968771200
  • 1664371
  • (OCoLC)ocn968771200
  • 1664371
Label
Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-345) and index
Carrier category
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780465032518
Lccn
2017003912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968771200
  • 1664371
  • (OCoLC)ocn968771200
  • 1664371

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