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Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule 1516-1800

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ISBN-10: 0582418992

ISBN-13: 9780582418998

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jane Hathaway, Karl K. Barbir

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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Jane Hathaway is Associate Professor of Islamic and world history, Ohio State University.

Note on Transliteration and Dates
List of Figures
List of Maps
Introduction: Rewriting Arab History, 1516-1800
Why The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule?
Sources for the study of the Ottoman Arab lands
'Decline' and decentralization
State and society
Local notables and localization
Households and localization
Rural populations
Marginal populations
Land and Peoples
Regions and nomenclature
Geographical features
Religious minorities
The Ottoman Conquest of the Arab Lands
The rise of the Ottomans
The Mamluk sultanate (1250-1517)
The Safavids
The Portuguese
Conquest of the Mamluks
Suleyman I's conquest of Iraq
North Africa
The Organization of the Ottoman Provincial Administration
Relations with the conquered population
Administrative subdivisions
Land tenure
The nature of Ottoman rule in Egypt
Early challenges to Ottoman rule
Crisis and Change in the Seventeenth Century
The 'decline' paradigm
The crisis of the seventeenth century
Kuls and Osman II
Janissary hegemony in the Arab provinces
Jelali governors and their equivalents
The loss of Yemen
The Koprulu reforms
Provincial Notables in the Eighteenth Century
The ayan household
Georgian mamluks in ayan households
Women in the household
African eunuchs and ayan households
Ayan architecture
Religious and Intellectual Life
The ulema
The ulema in social protest
The ulema as intellectuals
Urban Life and Trade
Arab provincial cities
Government regulation of markets
Long-distance trade
The Red Sea coffee trade and its cultural effects
Rural Life
Land tenure
Village life
Marginal Groups and Minority Populations
Religious minorities
Non-elite slavery
The poor and disabled
Ideological and Political Changes in the Late Eighteenth Century
The crisis of Selim III's reign (1789-1807)
Conclusion: Transformations Under Ottoman Rule
The effects of Ottoman rule
The Ottoman Arab provinces after 1800
The Ottomans and the world
The question of nationalist historiographies
Present-day relevance
Bibliographical Essay
Ottoman Sultans to 1839
Political Chronology