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Author Ze'evi, Dror
Title Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East : Modernities in the Making
Imprint Warschau/Berlin : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2015
©2015
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Unpacking Middle East Modernities -- Social Transformation and the State in the Middle East -- Part I: Unpacking Society -- 1 Banishment, Confiscation, and the Instability of the Ottoman Elite Household -- 1.1 Who Were the Pashas? -- 1.2 Households on Quicksand -- 1.3 Dismissal and Banishment -- 1.4 Confiscation Policy -- 1.5 Implications for the Ottoman Household -- 2 The Religious Endowments of Şeyhülislam Feyzullah Efendi: The Waqf Institution and the Survival of Ottoman Elite Households -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Feyzullah Efendi -- 2.3 The Ottoman Elite Household: Recruitment and Upkeep -- 2.4 The Religious Endowments of Feyzullah Efendi -- 2.5 The Contribution of the Waqf to the Survival of the Household -- 2.6 The Dynamism and Pragmatism of the Waqf -- 3 To be a Voyvoda in Diyarbakır: Socio-Political Change in an 18th-Century Ottoman Province -- 3.1 The Voyvoda and Voyvodalık -- 3.2 Conclusion -- Part II: Unpacking Law and Culture -- 4 Where Have All the People Gone? A Critique of Medieval Islamic Historiography -- 4.1 Introduction: The Lacuna -- 4.2 Historiography of the Shìa -- 4.3 Historiography of the Madhāhib -- 4.4 Concluding Remarks -- 5 According to His Exalted Ḳânûn: Contending Visions of the Muftiship in the Ottoman Province of Damascus (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries) -- 5.1 I -- 5.2 II -- 5.3 III -- 5.4 IV -- 5.5 V -- 6 The Slave, the Governor, and the Judge: An Ottoman Socio-Legal Drama from the Late Nineteenth­ Century -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 New Courts -- 6.3 The Trial of Ali Eşref Efendi -- 6.4 Legal Formalism and Accountability -- 6.5 Conclusion -- 7 The Policeman and State Policy: Police Accountability, Civilian Entitlements, and Ottoman Modernism, 1840-1860s -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 "Direct Access" -- 7.3 The "Nanny State"
7.4 Establishment of the Ottoman Police -- 7.5 Conclusion -- 8 "At Approximately Eleven, Just Before Nightfall": An Introduction to Ottoman Temporal Culture -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Reading the Clock, Alaturka or: When is Eleven O'clock Anyway? -- 8.3 Synchronizing Clocks with the Heavens -- 8.4 When Night Falls -- 8.5 How Approximate is "Approximately?" -- 8.6 The Transformation of Ottoman Temporal Culture -- 8.7 Conclusion -- 9 How to Work on Social History in the Egyptian Archives: Some Thoughts -- 9.1 Death in Alexandria -- 9.2 Histories of Archival Texts -- 9.3 Historians in the Archives -- 9.4 Historicizing the Archives -- 9.5 An Israeli Historian in Cairo -- 9.6 Epilogue -- Bibliography -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ze'evi, Dror Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East : Modernities in the Making Warschau/Berlin : Walter de Gruyter GmbH,c2015 9783110439748
Subject Turkey-History-Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Turkey-Social conditions-1288-1918
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Alt Author Toledano, Ehud R
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