Titolo: Constructing Ottoman Beneficence: An ...
Casa editrice: State University of New York Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: ".Singer's study . will be a major landmark in this field, and in the social history of the Ottoman Empire at large. Its clear and concise style will help to make it a standard assignment for undergraduate and graduate courses . In its attempt to bring together the historiography of social and political life in the Ottoman Empire . [this book] breaks important new ground." -- H-Net Reviews (H-Turk) "Constructing Ottoman Beneficence is an admirable example of what a monograph can be. Singer has read a rich body of archival sources deeply, producing an excellent analysis of the Hasseki Sultan waqf and imaret." -- International Journal of Middle East Studies ".the book contributes to our understanding of Ottoman philanthropic policy . and of the role of highly placed women in this policy . it provides insight into life in Jerusalem in the mid-sixteenth century." -- Journal of Palestine Studies "A tightly argued look at a remarkably rich set of records about a royal patronage institution in the grand imperial age of the Ottomans." -- Virginia Aksan, McMaster University "This book will be useful because of its readability, clarity, and the way it unites the different strands of political, religious, social, and economic history." -- Linda T. Darling, University of Arizona. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0791453529
Riassunto: The political. social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.
Dal retro di copertina: Ottoman charitable endowments (waqf) constituted an enduring monument to imperial beneficence and were important instruments of policy. One type of endowment, the public soup kitchen (>imaret) served travelers, pious mystics, and local indigents alike. Constructing Ottoman Beneficence examines the political, social, and cultural context for founding these public kitchens. It challenges long-held notions of the nature of endowments and explores for the first time how Ottoman modes of beneficence provide an important paradigm for understanding universal questions about the nature of charitable giving.
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