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Egyptian society under Ottoman rule, 1517-1798 [electronic resource] /
Michael Winter.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
description
xv, 323 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
041502403X
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Book
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.
isbn
041502403X
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
7900785
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-305) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1993-09:
Among the least familiar periods of Egyptian history are the centuries between 1517 and 1798 when Egypt was a province of the Ottoman Empire. Winter's book is the first to provide a detailed overview of these intervening centuries. Winter (Tel Aviv Univ.), author of Society and Religion in Early Ottoman Egypt (1982) as well as of a series of important articles on the Ottoman period, has here made a formidable contribution to a neglected field. Beginning with a survey of political events and with what he calls "the vicissitudes" of the ruling elite, he passes to the role of the bedouin, to aspects of religious life (the function of the orthodox ulema, institutions of Islamic learning, the Sufis, and manifestations of popular religion), the fortunes of the minorities (Jews and Coptic Christians), and social life in Ottoman Cairo. Winter moves deftly through his diverse sources, constantly reminding his readers of the relationship between the Ottoman period and what preceded and succeeded it. For students of Egypt or the early modern Middle East all this is indispensable reading. Advanced undergraduate; graduate; faculty. G. R. G. Hambly; University of Texas at Dallas
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Michael Winter's book presents a panoramic view of Ottoman Egypt from the overthrow of the Mamluk Sultanate in 1517 to Bonaparte's invasion of 1798 and the beginning of Egypt's modern period. Drawing on archive material, chronicle and travel accounts from Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew and European sources as well as up-to-date research, this comprehensive social history looks at the dynamics of the Egyptian-Ottoman relationship and the ethnic and cultural clashes which characterised the period. The conflicts between Ottoman pashas and their Egyptian subjects and between Bedouin Arabs and the more sedentary population are presented, as is the role of women in this period and the importance of the doctrinal clash of Islam both orthodox and popular, Christianity and Judaism. Winter's broad survey of a complex and dynamic society draws out the central theme of the emergence, from a period of ethnic and religious tension, of an Egyptian consciousness fundamental to Egypt's later development.
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Egyptian Society Under Ottoman Rule, 1517-1798presents a panoramic view of Ottoman Egypt from the overthrow of the Mamluk Sultanate to Bonaparte's invasion and the beginning of Egypt's modern period. Drawing on archive material, chronicles and travel accounts from Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, and European sources as well as up to date research, this comprehensive social history looks at the dynamics of the Egyptian-Ottoman relationship and the ethic and cultural clashes which characterized the period. The conflict between Ottoman pashas and their Egyptian subjects and between the Bedouin Arabs and the more sedentary population is presented as is the role of women in this period and the importance of the doctrinal clash of both orthodox and popular Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Winter's broad survey of a complex and dynamic society draws out the central theme of the emergence from a period of ethnic and religious tension of an Egyptian consciousness fundamental to Egypt's laterdevelopment. This book is intended for students and scholars of the history and politics of the Middle East, and all those with an interest in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Mamluk Sultanate (1250-1517)p. 1
Egyptian Attitudes Toward the Ottomans-General Observationsp. 29
Introductionp. 78
Between the Rulers and the Ruledp. 109
Orthodoxy and Sufism-General Remarksp. 128
A Methodological Notep. 167
The Ashrafp. 185
The Ottoman Conquest and the Dhimmisp. 199
Demography and Urban Growthp. 225
Conclusionp. 253
Notesp. 255
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 306
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