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The Creation of Administrative and Landowning Categories

Justin Willis

in Mombasa, the Swahili, and the Making of the Mijikenda

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203209
eISBN:
9780191675782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203209.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes how the legal aspects of land ownership on the coast were confused by the ambiguous status of the area. Theoretically, the coast was the domain of the Sultan of Zanzibar, it ... More


Zoroastrians in East Africa

John R. Hinnells

in The Zoroastrian Diaspora: Religion and Migration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267591
eISBN:
9780191683329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the situation and history of Parsis in East Africa, particularly in Zanzibar and Kenya. It suggests that Parsis came to East Africa, first to Zanzibar and then across to the ... More


Understanding Archaeology and Architecture through Archival Records: The Restoration Project of the Ottoman Fortress of Seddülbahir on the Gallipoli Peninsula of Turkey

LUCIENNE THYS-ŞENOCAK, RAHMI NURHAN ÇELİK, ARZU ÖZSAVAŞÇI, and GÜLSÜN TANYELİ

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Ottoman fortress of Seddülbahir on the European shores of the Dardanelles and Kumkale, its sister fortress on the opposite side of the Straits, were both built in 1658 by Hadice Turhan Sultan, ... More


The Martyrdom of Sīdī Maḥmūd

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the accounts of martyrdom of Sīdī Mahmūd as written in the Qudwa. The text says that the saint was martyred at Aghalanga, but it charges the Sultān of Agades and his jurists ... More


Islamic Law in Action: Authority, Discretion, and Everyday Experiences in Mamluk Egypt

Kristen Stilt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602438
eISBN:
9780191729348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602438.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of ... More


Tree of Pearls: The Extraordinary Architectural Patronage of the 13th-Century Egyptian Slave-Queen Shajar al-Durr

D. Fairchild Ruggles

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190873202
eISBN:
9780190873233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873202.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The woman known as “Tree of Pearls” ruled Egypt in the summer of 1250. A rare case of a woman sultan, her reign marked the shift from the Ayyubid to the Mamluk dynasty, and her architectural ... More


Comparative Counterinsurgency and the Moros of Jolo

Ronald K. Edgerton

in American Datu: John J. Pershing and Counterinsurgency Warfare in the Muslim Philippines, 1899-1913

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178936
eISBN:
9780813178943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178936.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter compares and contrasts direct and indirect approaches to counterinsurgency as personified by Leonard Wood and John J. Pershing, laying out a point-by-point comparison and analyzing the ... More


The Magic Doe: Qutban Suhravardi's Mirigavati

Wendy Doniger (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199842926
eISBN:
9780190258320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199842926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Mirigāvatī or The Magic Doe is the work of Shaikh Qutban Suhravardi, an Indian Sufi master who was also an expert poet and storyteller attached to the glittering court-in-exile of Sultan Husain Shah ... More


Judicial Autonomy: Medieval Realities and Modern Discourse

Yaacov Lev

in The Administration of Justice in Medieval Egypt: From the 7th to the 12th Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474459235
eISBN:
9781474480789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459235.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter examines the notion that personal rather than territorial law prevailed in medieval Islam and discusses the tension between communal autonomy and governmental interference. The meaning ... More


Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India

Caleb Simmons

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088897
eISBN:
9780190088927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088897.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book investigates the shifting articulations of kingship in a wide variety of literary (Sanskrit and Kannada), visual, and material courtly productions in the South Indian kingdom of Mysore ... More


Battles at Home and Abroad

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0040
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes England's conquests by land during the late war and traces the origin of the war with Tippoo Sultan. He reflects on the events of the war and Napoleon Buonaparte's invasion of ... More


The Muhammad Avatāra: Salvation History, Translation, and the Making of Bengali Islam

Ayesha A. Irani

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190089221
eISBN:
9780190089252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190089221.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Muhammad Avatāra: Salvation History, Translation, and the Making of Bengali Islam reveals the powerful role of vernacular translation in the Islamization of Bengal. Its focus is on the ... More


The Rise of the Imperial Museum

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes how archaeological antiquities came to the fore and how military antiquities received less attention in Ottoman museums during the late 1800s. It discusses the reasons why the ... More


Islamic Arts in Imperial Collections

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the Islamic art collections of Imperial Museum of the Ottoman Empire. It explains that the empire chose not to include works of art and culture pertaining to its Ottoman or ... More


Military Collections in the Late Empire

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the history of the military collections of Ottoman museums. It suggests that despite the closure of the military collections at the Basilica of Hagia Irene under Sultan ... More


The Making of Sultan Muhammad Khan

David B. Edwards

in Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200630
eISBN:
9780520916319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200630.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter begins with Samiullah Safi's stories about his father and the various stages that his life had passed through including a childhood spent in exile in distant parts of the country, ... More


Reinventing Mount Lebanon

in The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter investigates how Mount Lebanon was reinvented in sectarian terms by rival elites after the Europeans and Ottomans decided to partition it along religious lines in 1842. It explores how ... More


Urban TransformationsSocial: Control at Al-rifa′i and Sultan Hasan Square

Yasser Elsheshtawy

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter tells the story of the al-Rifa'i Mosque/Sultan Hasan Square located in an area of Cairo known as al-Khalifa at the foot of the Citadel. The space has undergone extensive transformations ... More


Sa‘ida Sultan/Danna International: Transgender Pop and the Polysemiotics of Sex, Nation, and Ethnicity on the Israeli-Egyptian Border

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers an instance of transnational media flow that is nonhierarchical but rather horizontal between two nonmetropolitan nations, from Israel to Egypt, and studies the impact of ... More


Dervishes, Waqfs, and Conquest: Notes on Early Ottoman Expansion in Thrace

Riza Yildirim (ed.)

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter presents a case study of waqf as a vector and anchor of expansion in the early years of the Ottoman Empire. By investigating the example of one dervish, and the waqf with which he was ... More


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