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This is an essential addition to the shelves of any student of Middle Eastern and Ottoman history. The first comprehensive English-language survey of the pre-modern Arab world to be published in forty years.
AcknowledgementsNote on transliteration and datesList of figuresList of maps Introduction: Rewriting Arab history, 1516-1800 Lands and peoplesThe Ottoman conquest of the Arab landsThe organization of the Ottoman provincial administrationCrisis and change in the seventeenth centuryProvincial notables in the eighteenth centuryReligious and intellectual lifeUrban life and tradeRural lifeMarginal groups and minority populationsIdeological and political changes in the late eighteenth centuryTransformations under Ottoman rule Bibliographical essayOttoman sultans to 1839Political chronologyGlossary Index
Professor of history at Ohio State University, Jane Hathaway has written and researched extensively on Egypt and Yemen under Ottoman rule and on the Ottoman Chief Harem Eunuch. Previous titles include: The Politics of Households in Ottoman Egypt: The Rise of the Qazdaethlys (1997) and Beshir Agha, Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Imperial Harem (2006).