The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan by George H. Junne (Hardback, 2016)
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- DescriptionThe Chief Black Eunuch, appointed personally by the Sultan, had both the ear of the leader of a vast Islamic Empire and held power over a network of spies and informers, including eunuchs and slaves throughout Constantiple and beyond. The story of these remarkable individuals, who rose from difficult beginnings to become amongst the most powerful people in the Ottoman Empire, is rarely told. George Junne places their stories in the context of the wider history of African slavery, and places them at the centre of Ottoman history. The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire marks a new direction in the study of courtly politics and power in Constantiple.
- Author BiographyDr. George Junne, Jr. is a professor in Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina. He is also treasurer of the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) and a former editor for the Western Social Science Association (WSSA) journal. He is the author of Blacks in the American West and Beyond-America, Canada, and Mexico: A Selectively Annotated Bibliography (2000). He has lectured at Bogazici University for many years, and is an expert on the role and history of black slaves and eunuchs.
- Author(s)George H. Junne
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
- Date of Publication30/06/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edition Statementannotated edition
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