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The Turkish Embassy Letters

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The Turkish Embassy Letters by Mary Wortley Montagu
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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.

Author Biography

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's connections with poets such as Pope, Congreve and Addison and with Whig politicians through her father and husband provide a fascinating base for the correspondence.
Release date NZ
January 27th, 1994
Contributors
Introduction by Anita Desai Volume editor Malcolm Jack
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Pages
240
Dimensions
129x196x16
ISBN-13
9781853816796
Product ID
1676226

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