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Dönme Kadınlar: Toplumsal Cinsiyet, Kimlik ve Sınırlar

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Elinizdeki kitapta erken modern dönemde doğdukları yerleri, ailelerini ve dinlerini bırakan Akdenizli kadınların, toplumsal ve siyasi olarak sahip oldukları karmaşık alanı açık eden hikâyeleri anlatılıyor. Dönme, en dar anlamıyla erken modern Akdenizde Hıristiyanlıktan Müslümanlığa geçenler için kullanılır. Eric R. Dursteler, "Dönme Kadınlar"da bu anlamı ustaca ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 10th 2018 (first published May 11th 2011)
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Jenifer
February book club feat. The Author! We had a great book club discussion about this month's selection and I am just honored to be able to talk about books with women who are intelligent, fair-minded, and open to looking at the world in different ways. Mr. Dursteler was engaging and very easy to relate to, sharing his considerable knowledge with us while showing a great interest in our opinions and ideas. One of my favorite parts was hearing him tell about the cover art, which I find beautiful ...more
Jeanette
Feb 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club-2012
This is not a book you would want to grab at the library for a quick read. This is a scholarly look at women of the Mediterranean who followed their own path and not one their father or husband had planned for them. For a history book, I found this rather easy to read and I particularly enjoyed the story of Catterina, whose father finally realized how happy she was with the life she chose and decided to support her decision to stay in the convent. I have to admit I would never have picked up ...more
Gülşah
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
kitabın ismi clickbait
Becky
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
/excellent required reading for my Mediterranean Encounters class at Muhlenberg College. Follows true stories of women in the era.
Kimberly
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club
This was a challenging read and I really debated 3 or 4 stars. In the end I went with 4 because I try to rank each book within its own genre. This is a college textbook and for that genre this is a great read. I was fascinated with the 3 women from the 1600's whose lives have been recorded in such detail. It was so interesting to see the actions they took so that they could be in charge of their own destinies. They had the determination to avoid or to get out of bad marriages and change their ...more
Tracy
May 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book Club February 2012. The author came to our meeting!

Two things about this book: the book itself and our book club meeting.

First, the book. This book opened a window into a time period and geographical area I knew nothing about had never thought about. It is scholarly, and I am not a scholar. But it sparked my imagination and created tons of ideas and questions in my mind. I love that in a book, and that's one of the reasons I read. Students who are assigned this book in a class are going to
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Elizabeth
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school-related
I had to read this book for my French women studies class, and compared to the other assigned readings this was by far the easiest. I gained a lot of insight on the differences between Muslim and Christian cultures during the early modern period. I also learned how each culture liberated while also limiting women. This book was really interesting and I think the stories of Elena Civalelli and Mihale Satorovic touched me the most and truly speak upon the representation of a renegade woman.
Courtney
I probably would have not read this book if weren't for our book club but I am glad I did. It is a non fiction historical that takes place on the Mediterranean in the 1600's. For it being non fiction historical all written from old documents, it is an engaging story and I enjoyed learning more about woman during that era in that particular part of the world.
Nyssa Silvester
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wish there was more to this book, because by the end, I was fascinated. Dursteler did some meticulous research and presented three stories of women at the locus of politics, religion, and gender relations. Makes me want to learn about the Mediterranean more.
Gina Gifford
Feb 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am generally a novel type reader, so this was a bit different for me. I did like the stories and found it very interesting. I loved the description of the area and people.
Alisher
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well researched historical analysis into the lives of Renegade women living around Balkan region. Narrative structure facilitates connection with an average reader.
Shane
Apr 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are great stories, they leave you wanting to know more! Great bit of sleuthing by the author to piece together the events of the lives of these remarkable women.
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