The Turkish Embassy Letters
In 1716, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s husband Edward Montagu was appointed British ambassador to the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman Empire. Montagu 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.
This Broadview edition includes a broad selection of related historical documents on Turkey, women in the Arab world, Islam, and “Oriental” tales written in Europe.
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The Smallpox Inoculation Controversy
Turkish Women and the Harem
Eastern Tales and Orientalist Fictions
Descriptions of Ottoman Governance and Society
Accounts of Islam
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