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The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Alan Mikhail

Abstract

This book tells the story of Ottoman Egypt’s political, social, economic, and environmental transformations between 1517 and 1882 through the history of human-animal relations. Its main contention is that changing relationships between humans and animals were central to the transformation of Egypt from an early modern society to a nineteenth-century centralizing state. Egypt in this period moved from being an early modern world characterized primarily by intense human-animal interactions to one in which this relationship was no longer constitutive of commercial and social life. The results wer ... More

Keywords: ottoman empire, egypt, animals, modernization, commercialization, empire, environment, livestock, dogs, charismatic megafauna

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199315277
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Mikhail, author
Yale University