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Subjects of the Sultan Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire

ISBN-10: 1850437602
ISBN-13: 9781850437604
Edition: 2005
Authors: Suraiya Faroqhi
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

To date no book has explored the day-to-day life of the common people during the centuries of Ottoman rule. Suraiya Foroqhi here explores the urban world of the Ottoman lands from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. She describes the social significance of the popular arts and crafts of the period and examines the interaction among the diverse populations and classes of the Empire. She also brings to life the banalities associated with everyday life, such as bathing, the market, loving and grieving--all explored for the first time.

List of Maps and Illustrations
A Note on Transliteration
Preface
Introduction
The Emergence of an Empire
Culture: How it was Created and Disseminated
The Economic and Social Structure of the Ottoman Empire in Early Modern Times
Images of the World and the Times
Borders and Those Who Crossed Them
Women's Culture
The Arts
Architects, Pious Foundations and Architectural Aesthetics
Town Life: Urban Identity and Lifestyle
Ceremonies, Festivals and the Decorative Arts
Readers, Writers and Storytellers
Food, Drink and Sociability
Cultural Change
Crises and New Beginnings, 1770-1839
Elegance Alafranga, Social Criticism and Tomatoes: Transformations in the Culture of the Ottoman Upper Class, 1840-1914
In Conclusion
Notes
Chronology
Bibliography

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