The Turkish Embassy Letters (1763) download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

The Turkish Embassy Letters (1763) download free [PDF and Ebook] by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu year 2012
  • Book name: The Turkish Embassy Letters (1763)
  • Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Release date: 2012/11/26
  • Publisher: BROADVIEW PRESS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9781554810420
  • Rating: 8.64 of 10
  • Votes: 272
  • Review by: Emberly Lebron
  • Review rating: 7.38 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/14
  • Total pages: 300
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In 1716, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's husband Edward Montagu was appointed British ambassador to the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman Empire. Despite discouragement from friends that feared for her safety, she accompanied her husband to Turkey and wrote an extraordinary series of letters that recorded her experiences as a traveller and her impressions of Ottoman culture and society. These letters, addressed primarily to her sister and to Alexander Pope, became the basis for a highly crafted text that was not published until 1763. Like many women who rebelled against gender conventions, Montagu was the target of vicious attacks from her contemporaries. But her status as a woman traveller is crucial to her distinctive perspective, and one can argue that her letters offer a feminist alternative to much of the orientalist writing of both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This edition includes a broad selection of related historical documents on Turkey, women in the Arab world, Islam, and 'Oriental' tales written in Europe.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H39M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biography: General, Guidebooks, Autobiography: General, Gender Studies: Women, Diaries, Letters & Journals
  • Available formats: DOC, TXT, EPUB, HTML, AZW, WORD, PDF, AZW3. Compressed in ISO, LZ, RAR, EML, CBR, AZW4, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 22.44 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x216x17.78mm
  • Weight: 385.55g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Peterborough, Canada
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