Modernity and Culture from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, 1890--1920 / Edition 1

Modernity and Culture from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, 1890--1920 / Edition 1

by Leila Fawaz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231114273

ISBN-13: 9780231114271

Pub. Date: 05/08/2002

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Between the 1890s and 1920s, cities in the vast region stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean were experiencing political, social, economic, and cultural changes that had been set in motion at least since the early nineteenth century. As the age of pre-colonial empires gave way to colonial and national states, there was a sense that a particular

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Between the 1890s and 1920s, cities in the vast region stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean were experiencing political, social, economic, and cultural changes that had been set in motion at least since the early nineteenth century. As the age of pre-colonial empires gave way to colonial and national states, there was a sense that a particular liberalism of culture and economy had been irretrievably lost to a more intolerant age.

Avoiding such dichotomies as East/West and modernity/tradition, this book provides a comparative analysis of contested versions of the concept of modernity. The book examines not only the "high" culture of scholars and the literati, but also popular music, the visual arts, and journalism. The contributors incorporate discussion of the way in which the business in both commodities and ideas was conducted in the increasingly cosmopolitan cities of the time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231114271
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Connected World of Empires, by C. A. Bayly and Leila FawazSection 1. Trade Routes and Patterns of Exchange from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, Sixteenth to the Nineteenth CenturiesTrade and Port Cities in the Red Sea - Gulf of Aden Region in the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, by Michel TuchschererA Divided Sea: The Cairo Coffee Trade in the Red Sea Area during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, by André RaymondThe Red Sea Ports during the Revolution in Transportation, by Colette DuboisSection II. Cities as Centers of ExchangePort Cities as Nodal Points of Change: The Indian Ocean, 1890s - 1920s, by Kenneth McPhersonHaifa at the Crossroads: An Outpost of the New World Order, by May SeikalyIslamic Universalism and Regional Identity in Turn-of-the-Century Basra: Sheikh Ibrahim al-Haidari's Book Revisited, by Hala FattahSection III. Survival of the Inland CitiesDamascus and the Pilgrim Caravan, by Abdul-Karim RafeqAspects of Economy and Society in the Syrian Provinces: Aleppo in Transition, 1880-1925, by Peter SluglettSection IV. Cultural Production and DiffusionRepresenting Copts and Muhammadans: Empire, Nation, and Community in Egypt and India, 1880-1914, by C. A. BaylyIzmir 1922: A Port City Unravels, by Resat KasabaNegotiating Colonial Modernity and Cultural Difference: Indian Muslim Conceptions of Community and Nation, c. 1878-1914, by Ayesha JalalSection V. Politics Race and CommunityThe Tangled End of Istanbul's Imperial Supremacy, by Engin Deniz AkarliRacial Readings of Empire: Britain, France, and Colonial Modernity in the Mediterranean and Asia, by Susan BaylySection VI. Representing the ModernAlexandria: A Mediterranean Cosmopolitan Center of Cultural Production, by Robin OstleBetween Politics and Literature: Journals in Alexandria and Istanbul at the End of the Nineteenth Century, by Elisabeth KendallPrinting and Urban Islam in the Mediterranean World, 1890-1920, by Juan ColeSection VII. Comparisons and ConnectionsSpace and Time on the Indian Ocean Rim: Theory and History, by Sugata Bose

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