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010      2017003912 
020    9780465032518 (hardback) 
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092    956.015092|bPEI 
100 1  Peirce, Leslie P.,|eauthor. 
245 10 Empress of the east :|bhow a European slave girl became 
       queen of the Ottoman Empire /|cLeslie Peirce. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bBasic Books,|c2017. 
300    vii, 359 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-345) and 
520 2  "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. 
600 00 Hurrem,|cconsort of Süleyman I, Sultan of the Turks,
       |dapproximately 1504-1558? 
600 00 Süleyman|bI,|cSultan of the Turks,|d1494 or 1495-1566
650  0 Queens|zTurkey|vBiography. 
650  0 Slaves|zTurkey|vBiography. 
650  0 Mistresses|zTurkey|vBiography. 
650  0 Ukrainians|zTurkey|vBiography. 
651  0 Turkey|xKings and rulers|vBiography. 
651  0 Turkey|xHistory|ySüleyman I, 1520-1566. 
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