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Life in an Ottoman harem

Franck Fernandez - Translator, interpreter, philologist Harem means "sacred", "secret", it is a place like a cloister where young virgins await the favors of the Sultan. The word is also used by extension to the harems of other civilizations such as those of Ancient Egypt, Muslim India and China. The girls of the Ottoman harem were necessarily foreign because a Muslim could not be a slave; they were usually brought ...
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