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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
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Peirce
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peirce, Leslie P
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurrem
  • Süleyman
  • Hurrem
  • Süleyman
  • Queens
  • Turkey
  • Slaves
  • Mistresses
  • Ukrainians
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Kings and rulers
  • Marriage
  • Mistresses
  • Queens
  • Slaves
  • Ukrainians
  • Turkey
Label
Empress of the east : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-345) 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
  • 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
  • Beginnings.
  • Epilogue
  • The Russian concubine
  • Abduction
  • In the old palace
  • The politics of motherhood
  • Lovers and parents
  • Challenges.
  • Roxelana's rival
Control code
968771200
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780465032518
Lccn
2017003912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505
Other control number
99973648947
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)968771200
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 339-345) 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
  • 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
  • Beginnings.
  • Epilogue
  • The Russian concubine
  • Abduction
  • In the old palace
  • The politics of motherhood
  • Lovers and parents
  • Challenges.
  • Roxelana's rival
Control code
968771200
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780465032518
Lccn
2017003912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505
Other control number
99973648947
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)968771200

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