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Author Behar, Cem, 1946-

Title A neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul : fruit vendors and civil servants in the Kasap İlyas Mahalle / Cem Behar
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, 2003


Description 1 online resource (x, 224 pages) : illustrations, map
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: Introduction: The City, the Semt, and the Mahalle -- Ch. 1 Contours of a Local Identity -- Ch. 2 Power and Local Administration in Kasap Ilyas: Tanzimat and After -- Ch. 3 Migration and Urban Integration: The Arapkir Connection -- Ch. 4 "End of Empire": Portrait of a Neighborhood Community in the Late Nineteenth Century
Summary "Combining the vivid and colorful detail of a micro-history with a wider historical perspective, this groundbreaking study looks at the urban and social history of a small neighborhood community (a mahalle) of Ottoman Istanbul, the Kasap Ilyas. Drawing on exceptionally rich historical documentation starting in the early sixteenth century. Cem Behar focuses on how the Kasap Ilyas mahalle came to mirror some of the overarching issues of the capital city of the Ottoman Empire. Also considered are other issues central to the historiography of cities, such as rural migration and urban integration of migrants, including avenues for professional integration and the solidarity networks migrants formed, and the role of historical guilds and non-guild labor, the ancestor of the "informal" or "marginal" sector found today in less developed countries."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject HISTORY -- General.
Economic history
Manners and customs
SUBJECT Kasap İlyas Mahalle (Istanbul, Turkey)
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social life and customs
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Economic conditions
Subject Turkey -- Istanbul
Turkey -- Istanbul -- Kasap İlyas Mahalle
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 141752409X