Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

In this insider's story, a sultan's daughter who fled her gilded cage offers a compelling look at nineteenth-century Arabic and African royal life.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

Return to an era when Zanzibar was ruled by sultans, and enter a vanished world of harems, slave trading, and court intrigues. In this insider's story, a sultan's daughter who fled her gilded cage offers a compelling look at nineteenth-century Arabic and African royal life. After years of exile in Europe, the former princess wrote this fascinating memoir as a legacy for her children and a warm reminiscence of her island home. Born Salamah bint Said, Princess of Zanzibar, in 1844, author Emily Ruete grew up in a harem with scores of siblings. The royal family maintained its fabulous wealth and luxury with a robust traffic in ivory, spices, and human bondage. Ruete ventures beyond the palace, into the city and plantations where European traders, missionaries, and colonists exercised a growing influence. After her dramatic elopement with a German trader, Ruete attained the perspective to form a comparison of the lives of women in Muslim society with those of their European contemporaries. Originally published in 1886, this remarkable autobiography will captivate readers interested in Zanzibar and Eastern Africa as well as students of Arabic, Islam, and women's studies.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

Recounts the life of a Muslim princess from Zanzibar in the 1800s, who left behind her privileged life to marry a merchant-trader and return with him to live in Germany

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

Recounts the life of a Muslim princess from Zanzibar in the 1800s, who left behind her privileged life to marry a merchant-trader and return with him to live in Germany

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess of Oman and Zanzibar

This unique book is the only autobiography written by a Princess of Zanzibar in the 19th century. Emily Ruete was born Sayyida, Princess of Zanzibar, in 1844.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess of Oman and Zanzibar

This unique book is the only autobiography written by a Princess of Zanzibar in the 19th century. Emily Ruete was born Sayyida, Princess of Zanzibar, in 1844. Zanzibar was then ruled by Omani Arabs and had grown rich from the slave trade and ivory from continental Africa and spices from the island of Zanzibar. They had spread their influence and swahili language as far west as Kisangani on the Congo river. It was a time of european traders and missionaries, harbingers of colonization and crusades against the slave trade. The Princess eloped with a German trader and moved to Germany, having been rejected by her family in Zanzibar. In this book, which she wrote to leave a record of her history for her children, she describes life in the Zanzibar royal palace and plantations, life in the harem, traditions, palace intrigues and overthrows, slaves, the status of women etc. This is a great book for anyone interested in Zanzibar or the history of Eastern Africa.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Memoirs of An Arabian Princess: An Autobiography is the memoirs of Emily Ruete (born Sayyida Salme) , princess of Zanzibar and Oman. It is believed to be the first autobiography of an Arab woman.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Memoirs of An Arabian Princess: An Autobiography is the memoirs of Emily Ruete (born Sayyida Salme) , princess of Zanzibar and Oman. It is believed to be the first autobiography of an Arab woman.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Originally published in 1888, this is the first known autobiography of an Arabian woman, and the only known autobiography of an Arabian princess.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Originally published in 1888, this is the first known autobiography of an Arabian woman, and the only known autobiography of an Arabian princess. Set in mid-nineteenth century Zanzibar, where Arab and African cultures met, it provides a view no official account could possibly reveal, into the intrigues of court life, the struggles for political power, and the world of the harem. For the love of Heinrich Ruete, a young German consulate official, Princess Salme bint Said chose to forsake, at the risk of death, her privileged place in a Muslim society. In 1886 they fled to the West, where tragically, three years later he died. She remained in Germany with their three children, and there, in a characteristically lively style, wrote of her experience.

An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds

Emily Ruete's writings describe her attempts to recover her Zanzibar inheritance and her homesickness.

An Arabian Princess Between Two Worlds

Presents the reader with an intimate picture of life in Zanzibar between 1850-1865, and with an intelligent observer's reactions to life in Germany in the Bismarck period. Emily Ruete's writings describe her attempts to recover her Zanzibar inheritance and her homesickness.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

Emily Ruete was born in Zanzibar (in modern day Tanzania) as Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar and Oman. She was the youngest of the 36 children of Sayyid Said bin Sultan Al-Busaid, Sultan of Zanzibar and Oman. Her extraordinary life story is the subject of Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

The author's career during her younger days in the royal harem at Zanzibar, the subsequent escape from her country, and later marriage to a German merchant, makes a wonderful story and a real romance.Notice: This Book is published by ...

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Translated by Lionel Strachey. A picture of the education and life of an Arabian woman, which is most interesting and unusual. The author's career during her younger days in the royal harem at Zanzibar, the subsequent escape from her country, and later marriage to a German merchant, makes a wonderful story and a real romance.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess is a classic royal biography by Emilly Ruete.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

IT WAS at Bet il Mtoni, our oldest palace in the island of Zanzibar, that I first saw the light of day, and I remained there until I reached my seventh year. Bet il Mtoni is charmingly situated on the seashore, at a distance of about five miles from the town of Zanzibar, in a grove of magnificent cocoanut palms, mango trees, and other tropical giants.

Memoirs of an Arabian Princess Classic Reprint

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Excerpt from Memoirs of an Arabian Princess Nine years ago I conceived the idea of writing down some facts for the information of my chil dren, who at that time knew nothing about my origin except that I was Arabian and had come from Zanzibar. Exhausted in body and in mind, I did not then expect to live until they were grown up, did not think I should ever relate to them verbally the happenings of my youth and the course of my fate. Hence I determined to record my story on paper. My memoirs were not at first intended for the general public, but for my children, to whom I wished to bequeath them as a heritage of faithful motherly love. Finally, however, upon urgent persuasion, I consented to have them published. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Memoirs of Countess Potocka

These memoirs of Countess Potocka of Poland, which were first published in the present English translation in 1900, chronicle the period from the third partition of Poland through to the incorporation into the Russian Empire under Tsar ...

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