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The Making of Modern Libya
The Making of Modern Libya (November 2009)
State Formation, Colonization, and Resistance, Second Edition
Ali Abdullatif Ahmida - Author

Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.

The Making of Modern Libya is a thorough examination of the social, cultural, and historical background of modern Libya. Ali Abdullatif Ahmida examines the reaction of the ordinary Libyan people to colonialism and nationalism, from the early nineteenth century through the end of anticolonial re...(Read More)
 
 
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt (October 2009)
Samer S. Shehata - Author

Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.

In Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt, Samer S. Shehata provides us with a unique and detailed ethnographic portrait of life within two large textile factories in Alexandria, Egypt. Working for nearly a year as a “winding machine operator” provided Shehata with unprecedented access to workers at the point of production and t...(Read More)
 
 
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories (August 2004)
Crafts and Guilds in Egypt, 1863-1914
John T. Chalcraft - Author

Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This book charts new directions in Egyptian social history, providing the first systematic account of adaptation and protest among crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using a wealth of new sources, John T. Chalcraft challenges conventional notions of craft s...(Read More)
 
 
A Tale of Two Factions
A Tale of Two Factions (October 2003)
Myth, Memory, and Identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen
Jane Hathaway - Author

Winner of The Ohio Academy of History Publication Award

Reevaluates the foundation myths of two rival factions in Egypt during the Ottoman era.

This revisionist study reevaluates the origins and foundation myths of the Faqaris and Qasimis, two rival factions that divided Egyptian society during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when Egypt was the largest province in the Ottoman Empir...(Read More)
 
 
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts (July 2003)
Michael Bonner - Editor
Mine Ener - Editor
Amy Singer - Editor

Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.

Offering insights and analysis in a field that has only recently come into existence, this book explores the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies—from the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. to the present day—have confronted poverty and the poor. By introducing n...(Read More)
 
 
A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul
A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul (March 2003)
Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in the Kasap Ilyas Mahalle
Cem Behar - Author

A detailed history of a small neighborhood community of Ottoman Istanbul.

Combining the vivid and colorful detail of a micro-history with a wider historical perspective, this groundbreaking study looks at the urban and social history of a small neighborhood community (a mahalle) of Ottoman Istanbul, the Kasap Iùlyas. Drawing on exceptionally rich historical documentation starting in the early sixteenth century, Ce...(Read More)
 
 
The Nature of the Early Ottoman State
The Nature of the Early Ottoman State (March 2003)
Heath W. Lowry - Author

A revisionist interpretation of the early origins of the Ottoman Empire.

Drawing on surviving documents from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, The Nature of the Early Ottoman State provides a revisionist approach to the study of the formative years of the Ottoman Empire. Challenging the predominant view that a desire to spread Islam accounted for Ottoman success during the fourteenth-century advance into ...(Read More)
 
 
Family History in the Middle East
Family History in the Middle East (February 2003)
Household, Property, and Gender
Beshara Doumani - Editor

Challenges conventional assumptions about the family and the modern Middle East.

Despite the constant refrain that family is the most important social institution in Middle Eastern societies, only recently has it become the focus for rethinking the modern history of the Middle East. This book introduces exciting new findings by historians, anthropologists, and historical demographers that challenge pervasive assumptions...(Read More)
 
 
Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder
Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder (December 2000)
The Political Economy of Trade in Eighteenth-Century Basra
Thabit A. J. Abdullah - Author

A historiography of Ottoman Basra, a trade center in the eighteenth century.

Using the case of the murder of a Jewish merchant in 1791 as the backdrop to this study of Ottoman Basra's long-distance trade in the eighteenth century, Thabit A. J. Abdullah takes a novel comparative approach to Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean historiography. He examines three broad interrelated issues, all of which have a direct bearing on t...(Read More)
 
 
Mosul before Iraq
Mosul before Iraq (June 2000)
Like Bees Making Five-Sided Cells
Sarah D. Shields - Author

Using original source documents, this book portrays nineteenth-century Mosul--a large city currently in Iraq's "no-fly" zone.
Drawing upon original source documents, Mosul before Iraq paints a portrait of the region during the turbulent nineteenth century. What emerges is a picture of citizens less focused on Europe or Istanbul and more on centuries-old relationships among its economic and social spheres. By arguing that the region...(Read More)
 
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