'...a selection of meticulously researched, carefully argued, and eloquently presented essays...an important contribution to the growing literature on Middle Eastern women's lives...essential reading for scholars of the Middle East, the clarity and thoroughness of each essay and the extensive glossary provided make this text accessible to specialists of other regions as well.' Mine Ener, Turkish Studies Association Bulletin, 1998.
About the Author
Madeline C. Zilfi, Ph.D. (1976), University of Chicago, is Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has published many articles on Ottoman history and is the author of The Politics of Piety. The Ottoman Ulema 1600-1800 (Chicago: Bibliotheca Islamica, 1987).