Crafts and Craftsmen of the Middle East: Fashioning the by Randi Deguilhem, Suraiya Faroqhi

By Randi Deguilhem, Suraiya Faroqhi

This quantity provides study on craft staff inside of and out of doors the guild constitution from the trendy and modern Mediterranean global. a number of of the essays are according to learn on the subject of the overdue sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire whereas different experiences care for conventional variety crafts in twentieth-century Turkey and Egypt akin to tanning or the guide construction of copper vessels the place Ottoman craft traditions have been nonetheless of value.

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168–177. 35 CRAFTS AND CRAFTSMEN OF THE MIDDLE EAST Barkan, Ömer Lütfi, ‘Şehirlerin Teşekkül ve İnkişafı Tarihi Bakımından: Osmanlı İmparatorluğunda İmaret Sitelerinin Kuruluş ve İşleyiş Tarzına ait Araştırmalar’, İstanbul Üniversitesi İktisat Fakültesi Mecmuası, 23, 1–2, 1963, pp. 239–296. , Ankara, Türk Tarih Kurumu, 1972, 1979. Berktay, Halil, ‘Der Aufstieg und die gegenwärtige Krise der nationalistischen Geschichtsschreibung in der Türkei’, Periplus 1, 1991, pp. 102–125. Bostan, İdris, Osmanlı Bahriye Teşkilâtı: XVII.

In this particular case, the production of ‘traditional’ goods continues even though the relevant guild has disappeared without leaving a trace. By contrast, Heidemarie Doğanalp-Votzi discusses a craft of which only vestiges survive today, even though it was significant one hundred years ago. The scene is set in the shop district of Safranbolu, a small urban centre that today serves as a residential area where some of the people working in the nearby iron and steel town of Karabük prefer to live.

At one point, the Kara Ferye court ruled that the Jews from Salonica should not be sold any milk or wool when they came to town, which amounted to a protection of local supplies against what was regarded as outside encroachment. The commander of the Janissaries must have regarded this as downright obstruction. In Istanbul, however, artisans had a much harder time whenever they attempted ‘to play both ends against the middle’ for the central administration was close by and the kadi of Istanbul, differently from his provincial colleague, formed part of the governing elite.

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