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Beshir Agha : chief eunuch of the Ottoman imperial harem

Author: Jane Hathaway
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld Publ., 2006.
Series: Makers of the Muslim World
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the life of the most powerful Chief Harem Eunich in the History of the Ottoman empire.

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Named Person: Beşir Aǧa (el-Hâc)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Hathaway
ISBN: 1851683909 9781851683901
OCLC Number: 260078123
Description: XV, 131 Seiten : Diagramme, Karten ; 21 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsNote on transliterationIntroduction 1 PRELIMINARIES: ELITE SLAVERY AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIPElite slavery in Islamic societiesHousehold politics and patron-client ties 2 EUNUCHS IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVEEunuchs in antiquityEunuchs in medieval Islamic empiresEunuchs under the Mamluk sultanateEunuchs under the Ottomans 3 BESHIR AGHA'S ORIGINSOttoman AbyssiniaEnslavement and castrationPost-castration conditionsSale in CairoThe political culture of Ottoman EgyptIsmail Bey 4 EARLY YEARS IN THE PALACESultan's companionThe sultan's motherThe "Edirne Incident" (1703)Harem treasurer 5 EXILE IN CYPRUS AND EGYPTCyprusEgypt 6 CHIEF OF THE TOMB EUNUCHS IN MEDINAShi'ismMedinaThe mosque of the ProphetThe tomb of the ProphetThe tomb eunuchsRelations with Medina's and Egypt's notables 7 CHIEF EUNUCH OF THE TOPKAPI PALACE HAREMReturn to IstanbulReturn to the haremVizier makerNevshehirli Ibrahim PashaThe Tulip EraThe Book of Festivals 8 BESHIR AGHA DURING THE REIGN OF MAHMUD IThe Patrona Halil rebellion, 1730Mahmud I (r. 1730-54) 9 BESHIR AGHA AND THE ARAB PROVINCESThe pilgrimage caravan and the governorship of DamascusBeshir Agha and Egypt's grandees 10 BESHIR AGHA'S LIBRARIES AND PIOUS FOUNDATIONSLibrariesHoldings of Beshir Agha's library outside the palaceOther librariesFoundationsConclusion 11 BESHIR AGHA'S DEATH AND BURIALFuneral and burialBeshir Agha's tomb 12 BESHIR AGHA'S LEGACY THROUGH THE LENS OF OTTOMAN "DECLINE"Morali Beshir AghaChief harem eunuchs and grand viziers in the post-Beshir eraBeshir Agha and the question of Ottoman "decline"Conclusion 13 SOURCES ON BESHIR AGHAPrimary sourcesSecondary sources Works cited Index
Series Title: Makers of the Muslim World
Responsibility: Jane Hathaway.

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