10 Facts About Harem


Harem refers to domestic spaces that are reserved for the women of the house in a Muslim family.

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Harem is said to have fathered a total of 525 sons and 342 daughters by 1703 and achieved a 700th son in 1721.

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Harem's was often present when the Emperor held court, and even held court independently when the Emperor was unwell.

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Harem's was given charge of his imperial seal, implying that her perusal and consent were necessary before any document or order received legal validity.

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Harem's provided them with an education, after some of them were selected to be the concubines to the khan.

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Harem's had many duties and prerogatives, such as safeguarding the harem valuables, particularly the jewels, which she administered with the help of female secretaries.

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Harem women had daily entertainments such as music, dance, theatrical performances and games.

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Harem's was waited upon male staff as well as female upon retiring to her chamber.

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Harem'storians have criticized the orientalist portrayal of the Arabs in the novel and the film.

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Harem as imagined by European artist, The Dormitory of the Concubines, by Ignace Melling, 1811.

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