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During the Ottoman Empire, almost all the women lived restricted lives, and the Harem was the women’s quarters in the Muslim households, whose duties were to entertain a sultan or maybe a sheik. The so called concubines were a big part of the Ottoman society, and I am in this essay going to present Harem and why it was such an important issue during the Ottoman Empire, the purpose of it, and the of women, both in society, and in Harem. The Ottomans thought that the importance of the Harem was The Ottomans believed that concubine slaves were needed for the reproduction, side by side to the legal marriage. A concubine could be considered as an equivalent to the modern version of a “one night stand”. Slave concubinage was the taking of slave women for sexual reproduction. It was to emphasise the patriarchal power, which means power being hereditary through sons only. Slave concubines, in opposite to legal wives, had no recognised lineage. The men feared that the legal wives had vested interests in
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2012 for the course MMW 4 taught by Professor Herbst during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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