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<Virtual Q&A with Giancarlo Casale, Editor and Translator of <i>Prisoner of the Infidels</i>

Virtual Q&A with Giancarlo Casale, Editor and Translator of Prisoner of the Infidels

A pioneering work of Ottoman Turkish literature, Prisoner of the Infidels brings the seventeenth-century memoir of Osman Agha of Timişoara—slave, adventurer, and diplomat—into English for the first time. The sweeping story of Osman’s life …

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<The Intimate Lives of 17th-Century Women, Seen through the Eyes of a Muslim Slave

The Intimate Lives of 17th-Century Women, Seen through the Eyes of a Muslim Slave

By Giancarlo Casale, editor and translator of Prisoner of the Infidels: The Memoir of an Ottoman Muslim in Seventeenth-Century Europe Before the dawn of our narcissistic modern age, detailed accounts of intimate …

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<Recommended Reading: Muslim Feminism

Recommended Reading: Muslim Feminism

UC Press is spotlighting books that provide context to the struggles and solidarity of women in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and beyond. These books delve into the histories of Muslim feminism past …

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