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From the refined Geisha of the Imperial Court to the learned hetaerae of Ancient Greece, the captivating history of courtesans and slave girls transcends countless cultural boundaries and fields of academic study. The Slave Girls of Baghdad explores the origins, education and art of the "qiyan" -- indentured girls and women who entertained and entranced the caliphs and ari ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Tauris Academic Studies
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