Islamic Roots of Capitalism: Egypt, 1760-1840 (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 1979 - History - 278 pages
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Challenging the ethnocentric notion that a capitalist economy could only be transferred to the peripheral states through contact with Europe, this text argues that the capitalist transformation of the Egyptian economy was begun by Muslim merchants and Mamluk rulers in the 18th century.
  

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Contents

Foreword
vii
A Note on Critical Reception
xliii
Introduction to the Original Edition
li
The Religious Framework of the EighteenthCentury Revival 3 5
35
The Formation of Shaykh Hasan alAttar
76
Travels of alAttar and the Preparation for Egyptian Reform
92
Sector and the Second Phase of the Cultural Awakening
111
Hallmarks of
132
The World Market as a Limiting Factor in the Development
165
Conclusion
178
The Maqamat alAttar
189
in The Writings of Hasan alAttar
197
Notes
209
Glossary
251
Index of Terms and Concepts
271
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The Reform Period 18151837 and the Development
151

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About the author (1979)

Peter Gran, associate professor of history at Temple University.

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