By Jane Hathaway
This revisionist research reevaluates the origins and origin myths of the Faqaris and Qasimis, rival factions that divided Egyptian society through the 17th and eighteenth centuries, whilst Egypt was once the most important province within the Ottoman Empire. In solution to the long-lasting secret surrounding the factions’ origins, Jane Hathaway locations their emergence in the generalized problem that the Ottoman Empire—like a lot of the remainder of the world—suffered in the course of the early smooth interval, whereas uncovering a symbiosis among Ottoman Egypt and Yemen that used to be serious to their formation. furthermore, she scrutinizes the factions’ starting place myths, deconstructing their tropes and emblems to bare their connections to a lot older well known narratives. Drawing on parallels from a wide range of cultures, she demonstrates with amazing originality how rituals comparable to storytelling and public processions, in addition to settling on shades and logos, may perhaps serve to enhance factional id.
Read Online or Download A Tale of Two Factions: Myth, Memory, and Identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen PDF
Best turkey books
Reform, Revolution and Republic: the increase of recent Turkey, 1808-1975 is the second one booklet of the two-volume historical past of the Ottoman Empire and sleek Turkey. It discusses the modernization of the Ottoman Empire throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the unfold of nationalism between its topic peoples, and the innovative alterations in Ottoman associations and society that ended in the Empire's loss of life and the increase of the democratic Republic of Turkey.
Situated in among Fethiye and Antalya on Turkeys southern coast Lycia used to be the identify given to this zone by means of historic settlers. The Lycians, who based a country in this wild and lovely sea coast, earned their residing as squaddies - they foughtagainst the Trojans and the Egyptians - and as pirates - Pompey used to be dispatched to get rid ot them.
The current catalogue is the fourth and ultimate quantity in a chain that covers the Turkish manuscripts preserved in public libraries and museums within the Netherlands. This quantity supplies precise descriptions of Turkish manuscripts in minor Dutch collections, present in libraries and museums in Leiden, Utrecht, Groningen and different cities.
Individuals: Samin Akgönül, Ahmet Alibai, Hugh Goddard, Brigitte Maréchal
There has been a turning out to be curiosity lately in reviewing the ongoing impression of the Ottoman empire even lengthy after its dying on the finish of the 1st global conflict. The wars in former Yugoslavia, following scorching at the civil battle in Lebanon, have been reminders that the settlements of 1918-22 weren't ultimate. whereas a few of the successor states to the Ottoman empire, in east and west, were outfitted on types of nationalist ideology and rhetoric against the empire, a more recent development between historians has been to examine those histories as Ottoman provincial historical past. the current quantity is an try to carry a few of these histories from around the former Ottoman area jointly. They hide from elements of former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Greece to Lebanon, together with Turkey itself, supplying wealthy fabric for evaluating areas which usually will not be in comparison.
- Imperial Classroom: Islam, the State, and Education in the Late Ottoman Empire
- Christianity Under Islam in Jerusalem: The Question of the Holy Sites in Early Ottoman Times (Ottoman Empire & Its Heritage)
- The Young Turk Legacy and Nation Building: From the Ottoman Empire to AtatA~1/4rks Turkey (Library of Modern Middle East Studies)
- Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach (International Relations Series)
- Armenian Baghesh Bitlis and Taron Mush (Ucla Armenian History and Culture Series. Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces, 2)
- Historical Dictionary of Turkey (Historical Dictionaries of Europe)
Additional resources for A Tale of Two Factions: Myth, Memory, and Identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen
Clearly, the Faqari and Qasimi factions transcended these individual households. Moreover, while the process of household formation in Ottoman Egypt resembled the formation of factions under the Mamluk sultanate, the emergence of the Faqari and Qasimi factions, to the extent it can be ascertained, was far more complex and mysterious—in a word, mythic. The terminology employed in contemporary sources for the Faqaris and Qasimis, as opposed to that employed for single households and for the factions of the Mamluk sultanate, sheds light on the varying perceptions of these groups.
By repeating these stories and occasionally 14 A Tale of Two Factions adding details from the lore of their home cultures, such as magic swords and larger than life heroes, the recruits themselves contributed to the origin myths, making them a living, evolving, and reciprocal tradition. Recruits also told stories about their higher-ups, past and present: the narrator of Ahmed Kâhya ˜Azeban al-Damurdashi’s chronicle justifies the work’s existence by explaining that members of his regiment had asked him to recount the deeds of Cairo’s grandees and regimental officers (see chapter two).
4 Two households of the early eighteenth century, founded by the rival beys Çerkes Mehmed and Ismail b. ˜Ivaz, are memorialized in Arabic Bilateral Factionalism in Ottoman Egypt 27 chronicles by the names of illustrious predecessors: Çerkes Mehmed’s household is designated the “Shanabiyya,” after his patron, Ibrahim Bey Abu Shanab; Ismail Bey’s household, meanwhile, is called “Shawariba,” after his father’s patron’s patron’s father, Ridvan Bey Abu’l-Shawarib. ”)5 In all these cases, the name of the founding father endured over several generations.