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Artisans of Empire : Crafts and Craftspeople Under the Ottomans.

Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The manufacture and trade in crafted goods and the men and women who were involved in this industry - including metalworkers, ceramicists, silk weavers, fez-makers, blacksmiths and even barbers - lay at the social as well as the economic heart of the Ottoman empire. This comprehensive history, by leading Ottoman historian Suraiya Faroqhi, presents the definitive view of the subject, from the production and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Faroqhi, Suraiya.
Artisans of Empire : Crafts and Craftspeople Under the Ottomans.
London : I.B. Tauris, ©2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suraiya Faroqhi
ISBN: 9780857710628 0857710621
OCLC Number: 956646181
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Note on Transliteration; Introduction: Artisans of Empire; 1. Writing about Artisans; 2. Before and After 1500: How Artisan Organization May Have Emerged in the Ottoman Lands; 3. Services to the State; 4. Guildsmen of Istanbul and Cairo; 5. Provincial Craftspeople and Merchant Networks; 6. Changes in Istanbul Guilds; 7. Cairo: From Military Penetration of Artisan Guilds to the State Monopolies of Mehmed Ali Pasa; 8. Political Roles of Craftsmen; 9. Provincial Craftsmen: How Guilds Adapted to New Circumstances. 10. 1850 to 1914: A Different State, a Different Economy and the Disappearance of the GuildsConclusion: Characterizing Guilds Through Comparison; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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The manufacture and trade in crafted goods and the men and women who were involved in this industry - including metalworkers, ceramicists, silk weavers, fez-makers, blacksmiths and even barbers - lay at the social as well as the economic heart of the Ottoman empire. This comprehensive history, by leading Ottoman historian Suraiya Faroqhi, presents the definitive view of the subject, from the production and distribution of different craft objects to their use and enjoyment within the community. Faroqhi sheds new light on all aspects of artisan life, setting the concerns of individual craftsmen.

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