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Did you know that many of the greatest and most colourful Ottoman statesmen and literary figures from the 15th to the early 20th century considered plague as a grave threat to their empire? And did you know that many Ottomans applauded the establishment of a quarantine against the disease in 1838 as a tool to resist British and French political and commercial penetration? Or that later Ottoman sanitation effort to prevent urban outbreaks would help engender the Arab revolt against the empire in 1916? Birsen Bulmus explores these facts in an engaging study of Ottoman plague treatise writers throughout their almost 600-year struggle with this epidemic disease. Along the way, she addresses the political, economic and social consequences of the methods they used to combat it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Map of Ottoman Empire
  2. pp. viii-x
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  1. 1 Preliminary Remarks
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 2 Conceptualising Plague in Ottoman Islamic Thought
  2. pp. 15-38
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  1. 3 Plague and Ottoman Medical Thought
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. 4 Magic and Plague in the Ottoman Empire
  2. pp. 68-96
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  1. 5 Hamdan Bin El-Merhum Osman and the Ottoman Quarantine Reform
  2. pp. 97-129
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  1. 6 Plague and Quarantines in the Colonial Era
  2. pp. 130-151
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  1. 7 Plague, Sanitary Administration and the End of Empire
  2. pp. 152-176
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  1. 8 Towards a New Understanding of Plague and Quarantines in the Ottoman Empire
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 181-190
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 191-197
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781474423397
Related ISBN
9780748646593
MARC Record
OCLC
1111392746
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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