Beshir Agha: Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Imperial Harem by Jane Hathaway

By Jane Hathaway

An exploration of the legacy of El-Hajj Beshir, leader Eunuch of the Ottoman Imperial Harem within the early 18th century, and a hugely influential proponent of the Hanafi criminal rite.

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