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Unformatted text preview: Crafty and sneaky The Turkish Embassy Letters Lady Montagu openly debunks the myths about the Orient Describes her associations with both high-ranking men and women Describes the womens bagnio baths in frank terms that reveal male travelers ignorance Openly compares cultures, often at the expense of aristocratic English class prejudices The Legacy of Lady Montagu Introduces the practice of vaccination against smallpox that she observed in Turkey Bold and entertaining womans view of Turkish culture She claims to be the first European woman to be admitted to the bagnio and to write frankly about them Proto-feminist many of her views anticipate the broader feminist movements of the late 18 th and 19 th centuries...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course ENGL 2220 taught by Professor Gilbreath during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.
- Spring '08
- World Literature