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The Turkish Embassy Letters

The Turkish Embassy Letters

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.

The ability to study another culture according to its own values and to see herself through the eyes of others makes Lady Mary one of the most fascinating of early travel writers and commentators
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

On Sale: 27th January 1994

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781853816796

Reviews

Her letters have an immediacy and vivacity that remains as fresh as the mosiacs on the ancient monuments she saw and the eastern gardens that gave her such delight.
Anita Desai