Crafts and Craftsmen of the Middle East: Fashioning the Individual in the Muslim Mediterranean

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Suraiya Faroqhi, Randi Deguilhem
I.B.Tauris, Mar 24, 2005 - Art - 380 pages
Table of Contents
1 Understanding Ottoman guilds 3
2 Guild parades in Ottoman literature : the Surname of 1582 41
3 Guild membership in seventeenth century Istanbul : fluidity in organisation 55
4 Ottoman craftsmen : problematic and sources with special emphasis on the eighteenth century 84
5 Cuha for the Janissaries - Velence for the poor : competition for raw material and workforce between Salonica and Veria, 1600-1650 121
6 The millers and bakers of Istanbul (1750-1840) 153
7 A pound of flesh : the meat trade and social struggle in Jewish Istanbul, 1700-1923 195
8 Organising labour : professional classifications in late eighteenth to early nineteenth century Cairo 235
9 Shared space or contested space : religious mixity, infrastructural hierarchy and the builders’ guild in mid-nineteenth century Damascus 261
10 Relations of production and social conditions among coppersmiths in contemporary Cairo 285
11 Histories and economies of a small Anatolian town : Safranbolu and its leather handicrafts 308
12 The end of guilds in Egypt : restructuring textiles in the long nineteenth century 338

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Understanding Ottoman Guilds
Guild Membership in Seventeenth Century
The Millers and Bakers of Istanbul 17501840
The Meat Trade and Social
in Late Eighteenth to Early Nineteenth Century
Relations of Production and Social
Histories and Economies of a Small

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Suraiya Faroqhi has been a professor at the Ludwig Maximilians Universitat in Munich, Germany since 1988. She is the author of 'Pilgrims and Sultans, The Haj under the Ottomans' (IB Tauris, 1994) and 'Subjects of the Sultans, Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire' (IB Tauris, 2000) Randi Deguilhem is a Permanent Senior Researcher (CR1 habilitee) with the CNRS, IREMAM-MMSH, Aix-en-Provence. She has published on a variety of topics, with a particular interest on the pious foundations in modern and contemporary Syria, the intellectual life and educational systems in late Ottoman Damascus and on the French Secular Mission in Mandate Syria.

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