- Paperback:Â 219 pages
- Publisher:Â University of Texas Press; 1st edition (1999)
- Language:Â English
- Product Dimensions:Â 8.9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
Veiled, secluded, submissive, oppressedâ€”the "odalisque" image has held sway over Western representations of Muslim women since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Yet during medieval and Renaissance times, European writers portrayed Muslim women in exactly the opposite way, as forceful queens of wanton and intimidating sexuality.