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

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

by Suraiya Faroqhi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1850437602

ISBN-13: 9781850437604

Pub. Date: 11/29/2005

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

While the high culture of the Ottoman Empire has been extensively documented, very little research or writing has taken place on the everyday life of the ordinary people during the centuries of Ottoman rule. Suraiya Faroqhi now fills the gap. This book explores the rich city life of Ottoman times form the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Buildings and

Overview

While the high culture of the Ottoman Empire has been extensively documented, very little research or writing has taken place on the everyday life of the ordinary people during the centuries of Ottoman rule. Suraiya Faroqhi now fills the gap. This book explores the rich city life of Ottoman times form the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Buildings and their social significance, the interaction of peoples and the classes from the varying religions and ethnicities, the arts and crafts and even the banalities associated with everyday life: bathing, the market, loving and grieving, are all explored for the first time with scholarly rigor and a general sense of fascination with a disappeared world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850437604
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
11/29/2005
Pages:
358
Sales rank:
1,265,685
Product dimensions:
6.27(w) x 11.09(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: 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
• Part II: 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
• Part III: 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
• Index

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