Sacred Space pp 140-150 | Cite as

The Harem: a Major Source of Islam’s Military Might

  • David Ayalon


The harem, into which no virile males except the patron of the house were allowed to enter, was clearly a sacred space. In this review, I shall attempt to demonstrate the tremendous impact, extending far beyond its recognized boundaries, which that institution had on the Muslim socio-military system.


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