Artisans of Empire: Crafts and Craftspeople under the Ottomans / Edition 1

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The manufacture and trade in crafted goods and the men and women who were involved in this industry—including metalworkers, ceramicists, silk weavers, fez-makers, blacksmiths and even barbers—lay at the social as well as the economic heart of the Ottoman empire. This comprehensive history by leading Ottoman historian Suraiya Faroqhi presents the definitive view of the subject, from the production and distribution of different craft objects to their use and enjoyment within the community.

Succinct yet comprehensive, Artisans of Empire analyzes the production and trade of crafts from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the early twentieth century, focusing on its history, politics and culture. Production methods, the organization of trade guilds, religious differences, the contribution of women and the structure of the Ottoman economy all come under scrutiny in this wide-ranging history that combines keen analysis with descriptions of the beautiful and sometimes unknown works of Ottoman artisans. Faroqhi sheds new light on all aspects of artisan life, setting the concerns of individual craftsmen within the context of the broader cultural themes that connect them to the wider world. Combining social, cultural, economic, religious and historiographical insights, this will be the authoritative work on Ottoman artisans and guilds for many years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845115883
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Suraiya Faroqhi is Professor of Ottoman Studies at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, and the author of The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It, Pilgrims and Sultans and Subjects of the Sultan (all published by I.B.Tauris).

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Table of Contents

* Acknowledgements
Introduction: Before the 1670s
Before and after 1500: how artisan organization may have emerged in the Ottoman lands
• Services to the state * Guildsmen of Istanbul and Cairo
• Provincial craftspeople and merchant networks
From the 1670s to the 1850s
Changes in Istanbul guilds
• Cairo: from military penetration of artisan guilds to the state monopolies of Mehmed Ali Pasa
• The political role of craftsmen
• Provincial craftsmen: how guildsmen adapted to new circumstances
After 1850
From 1850 to 1914: a different state, a different economy and the disappearance of the guilds
• Conclusion
A note on transliteration *

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