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In a Muslyên household, a harem is a part of a house phối apart for women & from which nonfamily males are excluded. Harems existed in the pre-Islamic civilizations of the Middle East & in the courts of pre-Islamic Assyria, Persia, và Egypt. The harem was also found in the courts of Đài Loan Trung Quốc và Japan as well as in India & southeast Asia. Large harems for wives and concubines were comtháng in wealthy Arab households into lớn the 20th century; the great harem of the Turkish sultans (15th–20th century) contained several hundred women, guarded by eunuchs. By the later 20th century, the full harem system remained only among conservative sầu elements of Arab society.
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History and Etymology for harem
ultimately from Arabic ḥarīm, literally, something forbidden và ḥaram, literally, sanctuary