Memoirs of an Arabian Princess by Emily RueteLionel Strachey (Translator) Memoirs of an Arabian Princess
by Emily Ruete
Lionel Strachey (Translator)

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Editorial Review
One of the most fascinating works to fall into obscurity almost immediately after its initial publication, this 1886 autobiography by EMILY RUETE (1844-1924)-born in Zanzibar as Salamah bint Said, a princess of that realm as well as of Oman-offers a surprising perspective on the experiences of women in the Arab world in the later 19th century. Translated by LIONEL STRACHEY (1864-1927) from the original Germany-Ruete settled in Europe after becoming a Christian-and first brought to readers of English in 1907-it gives us an intimate view on: • life in an Arabian household • the Arab love affair with horses • divorce in the East • ceremonies for newborn babies • female fashions in Arabia • the social position of women in the East • Muslin festivals • the author's escape to Europe • and much more. In this era of renewed contention between East and West, this captivating book allows us a new historical outlook on a still-secretive culture.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • ISBN-10: 1-60520-742-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60520-742-1
  • Sales Rank #4283798
  • Published on: November 01, 2009
  • Number of items: 1
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 244 pages

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