Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean

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Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean

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Making Modernity in the Islamic Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Margaret S. Graves, Alex Dika Seggerman
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-03 - Publisher:

The Islamic world's artistic traditions experienced profound transformation in the 19th century as rapidly developing technologies and globalizing markets ushered in drastic changes in technique, style, and content. Despite the importance and ingenuity of these developments, they are rarely discussed, and the 1800s remains a gap in the history of
Subversives and Mavericks in the Muslim Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Odile Moreau, Stuart Schaar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-13 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Subaltern studies, the study of non-elite or underrepresented people, have revolutionized the writing of Middle Eastern history. Subversives and Mavericks in the Muslim Mediterranean represents the next step in this transformation. The book explores the lives of eleven nonconformists who became agents of political and social change, actively organizing new
Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Nukhet Varlik
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-30 - Publisher: ISD LLC

This volume discusses diseases that affected human and non-human populations in areas stretching from the Red Sea and Egypt to Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Black Sea, in the early modern and modern eras. It tackles various questions of historiography and sources, tests new interdisciplinary methodologies, and asks new questions
Modernity and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Leila Fawaz, C. A. Bayly
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-05-15 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Between the 1890s and 1920s, cities in the vast region stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean were experiencing political, social, economic, and cultural changes that had been set in motion at least since the early nineteenth century. As the age of pre-colonial empires gave way to colonial
Family Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Beshara Doumani
Categories: Domestic relations (Islamic law)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

In writings about Islam, women and modernity in the Middle East, family and religion are frequently invoked but rarely historicized. Based on a wide range of local sources spanning two centuries (1660-1860), Beshara B. Doumani argues that there is no such thing as the Muslim or Arab family type that