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In praise of books : a cultural history of Cairo's middle class, sixteenth to the eighteenth century

Author: Nelly Hanna
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003.
Series: Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A landmark volume that reveals a lively middle-class Egyptian culture during the first three centuries of Ottoman rule--a major departure from traditional studies focusing on the ruling/elite class rather than the popular masses. In fine detail, the author explores economic influences on culture during periods of plenty and poverty. She examines the bond between commerce and escalating literacy via the building of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Hanna, Nelly.
In praise of books.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)655034756
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nelly Hanna
ISBN: 0815630360 9780815630364 0815630123 9780815630128
OCLC Number: 52478517
Description: ix, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Society, economy, and culture --
Culture and education of the middle class --
Books and the middle class --
Shaping a culture of the middle class --
Radical intellectuals : a culture of crisis.
Series Title: Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms.
Responsibility: Nelly Hanna.
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