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Ottoman high politics and the Ulema household

Author: Michael Nizri
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 17th century, the elite household (kapi) became the focal point of Ottoman elite politics and socialization. It was a cultural melting pot, bringing together individuals of varied backgrounds through empire-wide patronage networks. This book investigates the layers of kapi power through the example of Seyhülislam Feyzullah Efendi, who occupied the highest position in the legal-academic establishment between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Feyzullah Efendi; Feyzullah Efendi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Nizri
ISBN: 9781137326898 1137326891
OCLC Number: 865062935
Description: ix, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The rise of the kapı in the seventeenth century --
The household as a key category of analysis --
Methodology and sources 14 --
Outline of the book and arguments --
Life of Feyzullah Efendi: a typical rocky career path of an alim --
Erzurum and the sufi connection --
Manner of training --
Feyzullah's early career begins --
Appointment as tutor to Prince Mustafa --
First term as şeyhülislam --
His exile to Erzurum and subsequent return --
The Edirne event (Edirne vakası) --
The formation and consolidation of the kapı (grandee household) --
Blood ties --
Marriage ties --
Self-presentation to the patron and offer of services --
Employment in the office of the şeyhülislam --
The rise of the household to hegemonic status --
Feyzullah's policy on appointments to the legal-academic establishment --
The dismissal and exile of senior ulema rivals --
The grand vizier's loss of power and authority to the şeyhülislam --
Household property, sources of income, and economic activity --
Salary and financial grants --
Payments for appointments and bribery --
Gifts --
Arpalık ("barley money") --
Receiving food supplies and supplies in general --
Tax farming --
Real estate investments --
Supervision of religious endowments --
The contribution of waqfs to the preservation of the power and wealth of households --
The waqf: an overview --
The religious endowments of Feyzullah Efendi --
The effect of Feyzullah's downfall --
The management of the endowments over the years.
Responsibility: Michael Nizri.
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