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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.
Introduction: Rewriting Arab history, 1516-1800 1. Lands and peoples 2. The Ottoman conquest of the Arab lands 3. The organization of the Ottoman provincial administration 4. Crisis and change in the seventeenth century 5. Provincial notables in the eighteenth century 6. Religious and intellectual life 7. Urban life and trade 8. Rural life 9. Marginal groups and minority populations 10. Ideological and political changes in the late eighteenth century 11. Transformations under Ottoman rule
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).