Making Big Money in 1600
The Life and Times of Isma'il Abu Taqiyya, Egyptian Merchant
By (author) Nelly Hanna
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Making Big Money in 1600 by Nelly Hanna
Book DescriptionNelly Hanna's work challenges the standard perceptions about Middle East society and economy of the seventeenth century. Both novel in its approach and information, this book's central theme revolves around the rise of an indigenous form of capitalism existing as early as the 1600s. Making Big Money in 1600 examines the reemergence of the economic sector and its complex influences on social conditions during this time. By examining the life and work of Ismail Abu Taqiyya, Hanna traces the relationship between economic activities and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780815627630
(230mm x 153mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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In Praise of Books, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Nelly Hanna
In fine detail, Hanna explores economic influences on culture during periods of plenty and poverty during the first three centuries of Ottoman rule. She unveils a fully-fledged Cairene middle-class culture that bridges the gap between the salons (majalis) of the elite and the common people.
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