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The Arabs of the Ottoman Empire, 1516-1918: A Social and Cultural History (Hardback)

Bruce Masters

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ISBN 10: 1107033632 / ISBN 13: 9781107033634
Editore: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2013
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Language: English. Brand new Book. The Ottomans ruled much of the Arab World for four centuries. Bruce Masters's work surveys this period, emphasizing the cultural and social changes that occurred against the backdrop of the political realities that Arabs experienced as subjects of the Ottoman sultans. The persistence of Ottoman rule over a vast area for several centuries required that some Arabs collaborate in the imperial enterprise. Masters highlights the role of two social classes that made the empire successful: the Sunni Muslim religious scholars, the ulama, and the urban notables, the acyan. Both groups identified with the Ottoman sultanate and were its firmest backers, although for different reasons. The ulama legitimated the Ottoman state as a righteous Muslim sultanate, while the acyan emerged as the dominant political and economic class in most Arab cities due to their connections to the regime. Together, the two helped to maintain the empire. Codice inventario libreria AAS9781107033634

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Titolo: The Arabs of the Ottoman Empire, 1516-1918: ...

Casa editrice: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

Legatura: Hardback

Condizione libro:New

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The Ottomans ruled much of the Arab World for four centuries. Bruce Masters's work surveys this period, emphasizing the cultural and social changes that occurred against the backdrop of the political realities that Arabs experienced as subjects of the Ottoman sultans. The persistence of Ottoman rule over a vast area for several centuries required that some Arabs collaborate in the imperial enterprise. Masters highlights the role of two social classes that made the empire successful: the Sunni Muslim religious scholars, the ulama, and the urban notables, the acyan. Both groups identified with the Ottoman sultanate and were its firmest backers, although for different reasons. The ulama legitimated the Ottoman state as a righteous Muslim sultanate, while the acyan emerged as the dominant political and economic class in most Arab cities due to their connections to the regime. Together, the two helped to maintain the empire.

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'... an excellent analysis of the Arabs in the Ottoman Empire ... Masters demonstrates a tremendous depth and breadth of knowledge in this field and, as a result, this text is an excellent addition to scholarship.' David Mason, Middle East Media and Book Reviews (membr.uwm.edu)

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