Ottoman Egypt and the Emergence of the Modern World, 1500-1800 (Hardback)Distinguished Professor Nelly Hanna (author)
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So far, Egypt and the rest of the Ottoman world have been left out of these approaches. Nelly Hanna fills this gap by showing that there were worldwide trends that touched Egypt, India, southeast Asia, and Europe. In all these areas, for example, there were linguistic shifts that brought the written language closer to the spoken word. She also demonstrates that technology and know-how, far from being centered only in Europe, flowed in different directions: in the eighteenth century, French entrepreneurs were trying to imitate the techniques of bleaching and dyeing of cloth that they found in Egypt and other Ottoman localities.
Based on a series of lectures given at the Middle East Center at Harvard, this groundbreaking book will be of interest to all those looking for a different perspective on the history of south-north relations.
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 236 x 155 x 23 mm
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