Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture

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Galina I. Yermolenko
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 318 pages
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Roxolana, or 'Hurrem Sultan', was a 16th-century Ukrainian woman who made an unprecedented career from harem slave and concubine to legal wife and advisor of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566). This collection is a study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Critical Essays
21
Roxolana in Europe
23
East versus West Seraglio Queens Politics and Sexuality in Thomas Heywoods Fair Maid of the West Parts I and II
57
The Tragedy of Roxolana in the Court of Charles II
71
Roxolana in German Baroque and Enlightenment Dramas
89
How a Turkish Empress Became a Champion of Ukraine
109
Roxolanas Memoirs as a Garden of Intertextual Delight
125
Translations
165
Gonzalo de Illescas The Second Part of the Pontifical and Catholic History 1606
167
Lope de Vega The Holy League 1603
173
Prospero della Rovere Bonarelli Soliman 1620
197
Jean Desmares Roxelana 1643
219
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Giangir or the Rejected Throne 1748
239
Denys Sichynsky Roksoliana Historical Opera in Three Acts with a Prologue 1911
243
Copyright

Roxolana in Turkish Literature ReWriting the Ever Elusive Woman of Power and Desire
141

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