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 This Broadview edition includes a broad selection of related historical documents on Turkey, women in the Arab world, Islam, and qOrientalq tales written in Europe.Afterwards they divide into several parties of ombre, piquet, l or conversation, all games of hazard being forbid. ... They embroider the richest gold stuffs, and provided they can make their clothes expensive enough, that is all the taste they show in them. On other days the general dress is a scarf, and what you please under it.
|Title||:||The Turkish Embassy Letters|
|Author||:||Lady Mary Wortley Montagu|
|Publisher||:||Broadview Press - 2012-09-20|