The Levant Unveiled: Western Travelers' Reports on Ottoman Female Bathing Culture.

Weinstein, Molly L.

2013

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  • Tisch Library Undergraduate Research Award Winner, 2014. Beginning in the mid-sixteenth century, western European travelers began venturing to the Ottoman Empire on a more frequent basis. This increase in Oriental travel yielded a new collection of travel narratives. A topic of particular interest in the western travelogues was the Ottoman institution of the hammam, or bathhouse, and the ostensibl... read more
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