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Apostles of ModernitySaint-Simonians and the Civilizing Mission in Algeria

Apostles of Modernity: Saint-Simonians and the Civilizing Mission in Algeria

Osama Abi-Mershed

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804769099
eISBN:
9780804774727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804769099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Between 1830 and 1870, French army officers serving in the colonial Offices of Arab Affairs profoundly altered the course of political decision-making in Algeria. Guided by the modernizing ideologies ... More

The Barber of DamascusNouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

The Barber of Damascus: Nouveau Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Levant

Dana Sajdi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785327
eISBN:
9780804788281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785327.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is about a barber, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad Ibn Budayr (fl. 1761), who shaved and coiffed, and probably circumcised and healed, in Damascus in the eighteenth century. The barber wrote a history ... More

A City ConsumedUrban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt

A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt

Nancy Reynolds

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781268
eISBN:
9780804782661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781268.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Though now remembered as an act of anti-colonial protest leading to the Egyptian military coup of 1952, the Cairo Fire that burned through downtown stores and businesses appeared to many at the time ... More

Composing EgyptReading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Hoda A. Yousef

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797115
eISBN:
9780804799218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is a cultural and social history of Egypt from 1870 to 1930 that examines the way in which Egyptian men and women began reading, writing, and perceiving the Arabic language in ever more ... More

Confronting Fascism in EgyptDictatorship versus Democracy in the 1930s

Confronting Fascism in Egypt: Dictatorship versus Democracy in the 1930s

Israel Gershoni and James Jankowski

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763431
eISBN:
9780804772556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763431.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book offers a new reading of the political and intellectual culture of Egypt during the interwar era. Though scholarship has commonly emphasized Arab political and military support of Axis ... More

Contested Conversions to IslamNarratives of Religious Change in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Contested Conversions to Islam: Narratives of Religious Change in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Tijana Krstić

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773171
eISBN:
9780804777858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773171.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book explores how Ottoman Muslims and Christians understood the phenomenon of conversion to Islam from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, when the Ottoman Empire was at the height of ... More

Current FlowThe Electrification of Palestine

Current Flow: The Electrification of Palestine

Ronen Shamir

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804787062
eISBN:
9780804788687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787062.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book follows electric wires as they extend to new contact points and asks about the social significance of being permanently attached to an electrical network (’the grid’). The argument is that ... More

The Great Social LaboratorySubjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

Omnia El Shakry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755672
eISBN:
9780804781923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755672.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book charts the development of the human sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in late nineteenth-and twentieth-century Egypt. Tracing both intellectual and institutional ... More

Making History in IranEducation, Nationalism, and Print Culture

Making History in Iran: Education, Nationalism, and Print Culture

Farzin Vejdani

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791533
eISBN:
9780804792813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791533.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book provides a novel perspective on the relationship between institutions, the position of individual historians in relation to the state, and the contours of specific interpretations of the ... More

The Margins of EmpireKurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone

The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone

Janet Klein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775700
eISBN:
9780804777759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775700.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Ottoman state identified multiple threats in its eastern regions. In an attempt to control remote Kurdish populations, Ottoman authorities organized them ... More

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