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Men of Modest Substance : House Owners and House Property in Seventeenth-Century Ankara and Kayseri - Suraiya Faroqhi

Men of Modest Substance

House Owners and House Property in Seventeenth-Century Ankara and Kayseri

Paperback Published: 8th August 2002
ISBN: 9780521522557
Number Of Pages: 292

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This is a study of two contrasting towns in Anatolia in the seventeenth century. As house ownership was widespread, data concerning value, description, location and ownership of dwellings constitute a valid manner of approaching urban society as a whole. Through her use of documents from the kadi registers of Ankara and Kayseri, Dr Faroqui follows changes in patterns of house ownership over approximately a century. The urban society thus revealed differs from the patterns generally associated with the 'Islamic city' model. Townsmen often bought real estate without selecting a quarter inhabited by their co-religionists, which throws light on the Muslim majority's attitude to the Christian minority. However examples of wealthy and poor quarters were not known. The kadi registers also indicate that despite passing through a period of crisis early in the century, both cultures managed a fairly rapid recovery from this.

Tables
Graphs
Illustrations
Figures
Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
Setting the scene: two cities of central Anatolia
The physical shape of urban houses
The cost of buying a house
Urban property-owners
The difficulties of an urban property-owner
Conclusion
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521522557
ISBN-10: 0521522552
Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 8th August 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.48

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