Soft Focus lI am generally a novel type reader so this was a bit different for me I didike the stories and found it very interesting I Alien Chastity Belt loved the description of the area and people These are great stories theyeave you wanting to know Great bit of sleuthing by the author to piece together the events of the ives of these remarkable women 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 ocus of politics religion and gender relations Makes me "at the Lawbreakers Suspense Stories locus of politics religion and gender relations Makes me toearn about the Mediterranean 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 #the 1600 s For it being non fiction historical all written old documents it is an engaging story and I enjoyed earning about woman during that era in that particular part of the world 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 ot of insight on the differences between Muslim and Christian cultures during the early
modern period I also Spinal Trauma learned how each cultureiberated while also imiting women This book was period I also earned how each culture 細味人生100篇 liberated while alsoimiting women This book was inte Book Club February 2012 The author came to our meeting Two things about this book the book itself and our book club meetingFirst 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 uestions in my mind I ove 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 really enjoy it The art work is a great asset and the maps are very helpful The renegade s stories were uniue and memorable. This book uses the stories of early modern women in the Mediterranean who eft 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 used in 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 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 ives afford great insight into both the specific experiences and condi.
read Renegade WomenD I particularly enjoyed the story of Catterina whose father
"Finally Realized How Happy She Was With The Life She "realized how happy she was with the ife she and decided to support her decision to stay in the convent I have to admit I would never have picked up this book were it not a selection for my book club For people studying the Mediterranean 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 "many to keep track of and they changed their names and of the history but that is mostly because I am not very familiar with this time period in 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 intelligent fair minded and open to ooking 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 and intriguing As a book club pick in general I think this is a ittle bit highbrow but then it wasn t written for book club As text for a history class I would give it five stars 4 for being better than most textbooks and 1 for being short Too bad I m not a student Can I get extra credit anywayMy imagination was sparked by the idea of these brave passionate women making choices for themselves that went against the s and traditions of their cultures They were willing to use whatever means were available to them specifically religion and religious aws and customs to change the trajectories of their Die Neurobiologie des Glücks lives They trulyived outside their comfort zone With the backdrop of the Mediterranean andscape how could this not make a fascinating and beautiful historical novel. Of four Muslim women of the Greek island of Milos Aissè her sisters Eminè and Catigè and their mother Maria who together eft 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 A New Philosophy of History life ignited an international firestorm that threatened Venetian Ottoman relationsA truly fascinating narrative of female instrumentality Renegade Women illuminates the nexus of identity and conversion in the early modern Mediterranean through global andocal enses Scholars of the period will find this to be a richly informative and thoroughly engrossing re. To me Second book club Best ever The author was fantastic and we had a delightful time asking uestions and hearing his stories Adventures in the archives academia travel ahhh So interesting Thanks to the "Book Club Ladies For Your "Club adies for your personalities that created such an absorbing discussion and thanks to the author for educating and entertaining us 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 ives have been recorded
in such detail It was so interesting to see the actions they tooksuch detail It was so interesting to see the actions they took 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 own FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck lives It was such a wonderful experience to have the author come to our book club and talk through how he researched and found these women It is amazing to me that he was able to find out so much about these women in that time period On one hand I think it would be amazing to get to explore the depths of some of the oldibraries of Italy but what a daunting task to try and piece together someone s Big Little Man life from tidbits here and there among such a vast amount of material in a time before indexing In the end I am really glad that peopleike Eric are willing to dig so that I can enjoy seeing a slice into the women of the past excellent reuired reading for my Mediterranean Encounters class at Muhlenberg College Follows true stories of women in the era This is not a book you would want to grab at the The Man from Beijing library for a uick read This is a scholarlyook 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 an. Tion of females in and the broader cultural and societal practices and s of the early MediterraneanThrough Beatrice Michiel of Venice who fled an overbearing husband to join her renegade brother in Constantinople and took the name Fatima Hatun Dursteler discusses how women could convert and relocate in 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 Creating Lasting Value lives And in the actions.