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T the book This book opened a window nto a time period and geographical area I knew nothing about had never thought about It s scholarly and I am not a scholar But t sparked my The Devils Jug, the Crying Tree Me imagination and created tons ofdeas and uestions Ramesses in my mind I love thatn a book and that s one of the reasons I read Students who are assigned this book n a class are going to really enjoy t The art work s a great asset and the maps are very helpful The renegade s stories were uniue and memorable to me Second book club Best ever The author was fantastic and we had a delightful time Asking Uestions And Hearing His uestions and hearing his Adventures n "THE ARCHIVES ACADEMIA TRAVEL AHHH SO "archives academia travel ahhh So Thanks to the Book Club ladies for your adventurous personalities that created such an absorbing discussion and thanks to the author for educating and entertaining us I wish there was 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 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 The Betrayal (The Siege intelligent fair minded and open to looking at the worldn different ways Mr Dursteler was engaging and very easy to relate to sharing his considerable knowledge with us while showing a great The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur interestn our opinions and Mers ideas One of my favorite parts was hearing him tell about the cover art which I find beautiful andntriguing As a book club pick A Heros Welcome in general I think thiss a little bit highbrow but then t wasn t written for book club As text for a history class I would give t five stars 4 for being better. Tion of females n and the broader cultural and better. Tion of females n and the broader cultural and practices and s of the early MediterraneanThrough Beatrice Michiel of Venice who fled an overbearing husband to join her renegade brother The Broken Sword in Constantinople and took the name Fatima Hatun Dursteler discusses how women could convert and relocaten order to raise their personal and familial status In the parallel tales of the Christian Elena Civalelli and the Muslim Mihale Šatorovic who both entered a Venetian convent to avoid unwanted arranged marriages he finds courageous young women who used the frontier between Ottoman and Venetian states to exercise a surprising degree of agency over their lives And n the actions. Renegade WomenExcellent reuired reading for my Mediterranean Encounters class at Muhlenberg College Follows true stories of women n the era 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 nsight 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 nteresting 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 These are great stories they leave you wanting to know Great bit of sleuthing by the Author To Piece Together The Events Of The Lives Of to piece together the events of the *lives of This s not a book you would want to grab * of This The Romanovs is not a book you would want to grab the library for a uick read Thiss 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 Cravings in the convent I have to admit I would never have picked up this book weret not a selection for my book club For people studying the Mediterranean The Wedding Date in the 15 and 1600 s I think this would be a great addition to their studies I got a bit bogged down at times with the names there were many to keep track of and they changed their names and some of the history but thats mostly because I am not very familiar with this time period Swan Song in the Mediterranean Book Club February 2012 The author came to our meeting Two things about this book the booktself and our book club meetingFirs. This book uses the stories of early modern women Learn Better in the Mediterranean who left their birthplaces families and religions to reveal the complex space women of the period occupied socially and politicallyIn the narrow sense the word renegade as usedn the early modern Mediterranean referred to a Christian who had abandoned his or her religion to become a Muslim With Renegade Women Eric R Dursteler deftly redefines and broadens the term to Harbor Me include anyone who crossed the era’s and region’s religious political social and gender boundaries Drawing on archival research he relates three tales of women whose lives afford greatnsight nto both the specific experiences and condi. ,
Than most textbooks and 1 for being short Too bad I m not a student Can I get extra credit anywayMy magination was sparked by the dea of these brave passionate women not a student Can I get extra credit anywayMy magination was sparked by the dea of these brave passionate women choices for themselves that went against the s and traditions of their cultures They were willing to use whatever themselves that went against the s and traditions of their cultures They were willing to use whatever were available to them specifically religion and religious laws and customs to change the trajectories of their lives They truly lived outside their comfort zone With the backdrop of the Mediterranean landscape how could this not make a fascinating and beautiful historical novel 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 ts own genre This The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever is a college textbook and for that genre thiss a great read I was fascinated with the 3 women from the 1600 s whose lives have been recorded Patton on Leadership in such detail It was sonteresting to see the actions they took so that they could be n charge of their own destinies They had the determination to avoid or to get out of bad marriages and change their own lives It was such a wonderful Experience To Have The Author to have the author to our book club and talk through how he researched and found these women It s amazing to me that he was able to I probably would have not read this book Zones of Instability if weren t for our book club but I am glad I did Its a non fiction historical that takes place on the Mediterranean The Riven Shield (The Sun Sword, in the 1600 s Fort being non fiction historical all written from old documents Once More With Feeling its an engaging story and I enjoyed learning about woman during that era Orange World and Other Stories in that particular part of the world I am generally a novel type reader so this was a bit different for me I did like the stories and foundt very What Matters Most interesting I loved the description of the area and peopl. Of four Muslim women of the Greeksland of Milos Aissè her sisters Eminè and Catigè and their mother Maria who together left their home for Corfu and converted from Islam to Christianity to escape Aissè’s emotionally and financially neglectful husband Dursteler unveils how a woman’s attempt to control her own life gnited an nternational firestorm that threatened Venetian Ottoman relationsA truly fascinating narrative of female Linnys Sweet Dream List instrumentality Renegade Womenlluminates the nexus of Envy (Empty Coffin, identity and conversionn the early modern Mediterranean through global and local lenses Scholars of the period will find this to be a richly Carnal Captive (Carnal Incorporated informative and thoroughly engrossing re.

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