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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

Label
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
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"--$cProvided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peirce, Leslie P
Dewey number
  • 956/.1015092
  • 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
  • Queens
  • Slaves
  • Mistresses
  • Ukrainians
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
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 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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 359 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780465032518
Lccn
2017003912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1838219
  • 864677
Label
Empress of the East : how a European slave girl became queen of the Ottoman Empire, Leslie Peirce
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 359 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780465032518
Lccn
2017003912
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1838219
  • 864677

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