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This volume contains Rifat Bali’s study of the Jewish place in Istanbul’s nineteenth-century sex trade as well as three contemporary accounts of the practice.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-156-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 125
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-156-5
$119.00
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Rifat Bali’s study of Jewish prostitution in the Ottoman Empire is the first major academic study of the Ottoman sex-trade. Bali’s focus on the Jewish participation in prostitution tells part of this story, which also includes Greek, Armenian and European protagonists. Foreign Jews in Istanbul controlled the ‘white slavery’ business in Istanbul during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a situation which Bali is the first to have studied. This book contains an article by Bali on the Jewish place in the Istanbul sex trade as well as three contemporary documents relating to prostitution and Jews in the Ottoman Empire. The first document is a 1914 report by S. Cohen, head of an association set up for the protection of Jewish girls. Second is an article by Charles Riggs, an American missionary, on prostitution in the capital. Finally, Bali presents a pamphlet written about a slave trader, Michael Salomonovich.

Rifat Bali’s study of Jewish prostitution in the Ottoman Empire is the first major academic study of the Ottoman sex-trade. Bali’s focus on the Jewish participation in prostitution tells part of this story, which also includes Greek, Armenian and European protagonists. Foreign Jews in Istanbul controlled the ‘white slavery’ business in Istanbul during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a situation which Bali is the first to have studied. This book contains an article by Bali on the Jewish place in the Istanbul sex trade as well as three contemporary documents relating to prostitution and Jews in the Ottoman Empire. The first document is a 1914 report by S. Cohen, head of an association set up for the protection of Jewish girls. Second is an article by Charles Riggs, an American missionary, on prostitution in the capital. Finally, Bali presents a pamphlet written about a slave trader, Michael Salomonovich.

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Rifat N. Bali

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • ABBREVIATIONS (page 8)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 9)
  • THE PLACE OF THE JEWS IN THE PROSTITUTION MARKET OF CONSTANTINOPLE (page 13)
  • AGENT DE LA POLICE SECRETE A CONSTANTINOPLE (page 65)
  • UN CRIS AU SECOURS DE CONSTANTINOPLE (page 67)
  • REPORT OF AN ENQUIRY MADE IN CONSTANTINOPLE ON BEHA LF OF THE JEWISH ASSOCIATON FOR THE PROTECTION OF GIRLS AND WOMEN (page 75)
  • SECTION V 'ENTITLED PROSTITUTION'OF THE ARTICLE "ADULT DELINQUENCY"by Charles Trowbridge Riggs (page 91)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 101)
  • ILLUSTRATIONS (page 105)
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