Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean

Front Cover
ISD LLC, Apr 30, 2017 - History - 335 pages
This volume discusses diseases that affected human and non-human populations in areas stretching from the Red Sea and Egypt to Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Black Sea, in the early modern and modern eras. It tackles various questions of historiography and sources, tests new interdisciplinary methodologies, and asks new questions while revisiting older ones. Lastly, it contributes to Ottoman studies, the history of medicine, Mediterranean and European history, as well as global studies on the role of epidemics in history.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

A Historiography of Epidemics in the Islamic Mediterranean
3
citation
15
Can Muslim Religious Works Offer Us Novel Insights on Plagues and Epidemics among the Medieval and Early Modern Ottomans?
27
Taḥqīq alẓunūn biakhbār alṭāʿūn Istanbul Süleymaniye Library ms Hacı Ahmed Paşa 115
42
Revisiting the Plague Episteme of the Early Modern Mediterranean
57
Figure 1 AntoineJean Gros Bonaparte visitant les pestiférés de Jaffa Bonaparte Visits the Plague Stricken in Jaffa 1804 Louvre Paris
59
Figure 2 Turkey The Sick Man of Europe by John Leech Punch September 17 1853
60
From the Great Ottoman Panzootic to the Cattle Plagues of Early Modern Europe
91
Map 1 A contemporary map of Old Cairo and Giza The arrow is pointing to the Mosque of Abū Hurairah The inner map shows the relative bounda...
216
Society State and Epidemic Diseases in the Early NineteenthCentury Ottoman Balkans
221
Map 2 The Black Sea Region
237
Map 3 Cities towns and political divisions in the Black Sea Region late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
238
The Quarantine Station on the Island of Kamaran
243
Istanbul University Rare Books Collection courtesy of Gülden Sarıyıldız
249
Some Turkish Lazarets and Other Sanitary Institutions in the Near East I The Lancet 169 no 4365 Apr 27 1907 1189
252
Istanbul University Rare Books Collection courtesy of Gülden Sarıyıldız
254

Veterinary Medicine in NineteenthCentury Egypt
117
Pr_Mt_22029
130
Communicable Diseases and the Ottoman Fear of Dynastic Extinction during the Early Sultanate of Ahmed I r 160317
135
OLE_LINK77
171
OLE_LINK40
172
Religion and Ottoman Societys Responses to Epidemics in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
179
In Search of Burial and Memorial Sites
199
Istanbul University Rare Books Collection courtesy of Gülden Sarıyıldız
259
Istanbul University Rare Books Collection courtesy of Gülden Sarıyıldız
260
Bibliography
275
AU464
288
Index
309
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2017)

Nukhet Varlik is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University and specializes in the early modern history of medicine and health in the Mediterranean world.

Bibliographic information