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Author Faroqhi, Suraiya, 1941-

Title Artisans of empire : crafts and craftspeople under the Ottomans / Suraiya Faroqhi.

Imprint London : I.B. Tauris, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    956.015 FAR    Available
Edition New paperback ed.
Description xxvii, 276 p. : ill., 1 map ; 23 cm.
Series Library of Ottoman studies ; 17
Library of Ottoman studies; v. 17.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-270) and index.
Contents Writing about artisans -- Before and after 1500: how artisan organization may have emerged in the Ottoman lands -- Services to the state -- Guildsmen of Istanbul and Cairo -- Provincial craftspeople and merchant networks -- Changes in Istanbul guilds -- Cairo: from military penetration of artisan guilds to the state monopolies of Mehmed Ali Pa̦șa -- Political roles of craftsmen -- Provincial craftsmen: how guilds adapted to new circumstances -- 1850 to 1914: a different state, a different economy and the disappearance of the guilds.
Summary DECORATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS. 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. Succinct yet comprehensive, "Artisans of Empire" analyses the production and trade of crafts from the beginning of the 16th century to the early 20th century, focusing on its history, politics and culture.
Subject Material culture -- Turkey -- History.
Artisans -- Turkey -- History.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
ISBN 9781848859609 (pbk.)
1848859600 (pbk.)

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