The Turkish Embassy Letters (Paperback)
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The Turkish Embassy Letters (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 27/01/1994
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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

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781853816796
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 173 g
Dimensions: 126 x 196 x 12 mm


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Her letters have an immediacy and vivacity that remains as fresh as the mosiacs on the ancient monuments she saw and the eastern gardens that gave her such delight. * Anita Desai *

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