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By Galina I. Yermolenko

This assortment is the 1st book-length scholarly research of the pervasiveness and value of Roxolana within the ecu mind's eye. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," used to be a sixteenth-century Ukrainian girl who made an extraordinary occupation from harem slave and concubine to felony spouse and consultant of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the extraordinary (1520-1566). Her effect on Ottoman affairs generated legends in lots of a eu kingdom. The essays collected the following symbolize an interdisciplinary survey of her legacy; the members view Roxolana as a transnational determine that mirrored the transferring eu attitudes in the direction of "the Other," they usually examine her photo in a wide selection of assets, starting from early glossy historic chronicles, dramas and trip writings, to twentieth-century old novels and performs. additionally integrated are six ecu resource texts that includes Roxolana, right here translated into glossy English for the 1st time. Importantly, this assortment examines Roxolana from either Western and jap ecu views; resource fabric is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and Ukraine. the amount is a crucial contribution to the research of early glossy transnationalism, cross-cultural alternate, and notions of identification, the Self, and the Other.

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