LESLIE PEIRCE is Silver Professor and Professor Emerita of History at New York University.
Her publications include Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen
of the Ottoman Empire (Basic Books, 2017), Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman
Court of Aintab (University of California Press, 2003), and The Imperial Harem: Women and
Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire (Oxford University Press, 1993).