The Turkish Embassy Letters

The Turkish Embassy Letters

Paperback (27 Jan 1994) | English,French

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Synopsis

The critical and biographical introduction tells of Lady Wortley Montagu's travels through Europe to Turkey in 1716, where her husband had been appointed Ambassador. Her lively letters offer insights into the paradoxical freedoms conferred on Muslim women by the veil, the value of experimental work by Turkish doctors on inoculation, and the beauty of Arab poetry and culture.

The ability to study another culture according to its own values and to see herself through the eyes of others makes Lady Mary one of the most fascinating of early travel writers and commentators

Book information

ISBN: 9781853816796
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 826.5
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English,French
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 172g
Height: 196mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 16mm