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Author Hathaway, Jane, 1962-

Title A tale of two factions : myth, memory, and identity in Ottoman Egypt and Yemen / Jane Hathaway
Published Albany : State University of New York, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series SUNY series in the social and economic history of the Middle East
SUNY series in the social and economic history of the Middle East
Contents Machine generated contents note: App. Origin Myths of the Factions -- Ch. 1 Bilateral Factionalism in Ottoman Egypt -- Ch. 2 Bir Varmis, Bir Yokmus: Folklore and Binary Oppositions in the Factional Origin Myths -- Ch. 3 Sa'd and Haram: The Factions' Bedouin Equivalents -- Ch. 4 Yemeni Connection to Egypt's Factions -- Ch. 5 Red and White: The Colors of the Factions' Banners -- Ch. 6 Knob and the Disk -- The Factions' Standards -- Ch. 7 Selim and Sudun in the Origin Myths -- Ch. 8 Mulberry Tree in the Origin Myths -- Ch. 9 Competitive Feasts of Qasim and Dhu'l-Faqar Beys -- Ch. 10 Qasimi Genesis? Qansuh's Slave Troop and Ridvan's Circassian Genealogy -- Ch. 11 Faqari Genesis? 'Ali Bey's Mosque and the Ottoman Dhu'l-Faqar Sword
Summary "This revisionist study reevaluates the origins and foundation myths of the Faqaris and Qasimis, two rival factions that divided Egyptian society during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when Egypt was the largest province in the Ottoman Empire. In answer to the enduring mystery surrounding the factions' origins, Jane Hathaway places their emergence within the generalized crisis that the Ottoman Empire - like much of the rest of the world - suffered during the early modern period, while uncovering a symbiosis between Ottoman Egypt and Yemen that was critical to their formation."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-275) and index
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Subject HISTORY.
Modern / 18th Century.
Economic history.
Social conditions
Regions & Countries - Africa.
History & Archaeology.
Egypt -- History -- 1517-1882
Egypt -- Economic conditions -- 1517-1882
Egypt -- Social conditions
Yemen (Republic) -- History
Yemen (Republic) -- Economic conditions
Yemen (Republic) -- Social conditions
Yemen (Republic)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003055622
ISBN 1417537426 (electronic bk.)
9781417537426 (electronic bk.)
9780791458846 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0791458849 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
(pbk. ; alk. paper)