The Wayback on Wednesday: The Harem

(originally published in 2002)


The Harem

by Ellen Micheletti

Simply defined, a harem is the area in a household where the women of the family live. But in romantic imagination, it is so much more. For many years movies, books and paintings have romanticized the harem. What a life. You ate delicious food, wore silken clothing, lived in beautiful surroundings and made passionate love to a handsome Sultan at night. […]