Crafts and Craftsmen of the Middle East: Fashioning the by Randi Deguilhem, Suraiya Faroqhi

By Randi Deguilhem, Suraiya Faroqhi

This quantity offers study on craft staff inside of and outdoors the guild constitution from the trendy and modern Mediterranean global. numerous of the essays are in response to study on the subject of the past due sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire whereas different reviews take care of conventional type crafts in twentieth-century Turkey and Egypt corresponding to tanning or the handbook construction of copper vessels the place Ottoman craft traditions have been nonetheless of value.

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64 Quataert, 1993, pp. 98, 176. Bibliography Akarlı, Engin, ‘Gedik: Implements, Mastership, Shop Usufruct and Monopoly among Istanbul Artisans, 1750–1850’, WissenschaftskollegJahrbuch, 1985–1986, pp. 223–232. , Istanbul, Türk Dünyası Araştırmaları Vakfı, 1988–1989. Altınay, Ahmed Refik, Onuncu Asr-ı hicrîde Istanbul Hayatı (1495–1591), Istanbul, Enderun Kitabevi, reprint, 1988. Atasoy, Nurhan, 1582, Surname-i Hümayun, An Imperial Celebration, Istanbul, Koçbank, 1997. Atıl, Esin, Levni and the Surname, The Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Festival, Istanbul, Koçbank, 1999.

We also find a list of the craft products which many artisans carried through the streets of Istanbul in order to demonstrate their skills, thus projecting a public image of competence and reliability. Of course, it is hard to tell to what degree the craftsmen themselves were involved in the planning of the parades and to what extent the images that they presented were imposed on them by the officials in charge of festival planning. Yet, even if the latter were the case and the designs of the floats owed nothing to the guildsmen’s initiatives – which in my opinion, is not very probable – the picture seen by the population of Istanbul was that which is reflected in the festival books.

As one of the very few possible exceptions that I know of, the keepers of wine-shops in Istanbul were obliged to furnish rowers for the Ottoman galleys, perhaps because their lowly status made them seem fit company for the criminals and prisoners of war who otherwise did the rowing; see Bostan, 1992, pp. 199ff. But certain other guilds, such as the boatmen, had to provide the same service as well, presumably for purely practical reasons. Thus, it seems doubtful that even these ‘non-respectable’ persons really counted as outcasts in the Ottoman socio-political system.

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