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Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo$
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James E. Baldwin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474403092

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.001.0001

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A brief portrait of Cairo under Ottoman rule

A brief portrait of Cairo under Ottoman rule

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(p.20) Chapter 1 A brief portrait of Cairo under Ottoman rule
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Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo
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James E. Baldwin

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0002

Chapter 1 gives an overview of Ottoman Cairo, covering demography, economy, religion, scholarship, culture, politics, and the city’s connections to the wider Ottoman Empire. It concludes with some comments on how law underpinned the life of the city.

Keywords:   Ottoman Cairo, Economy of Cairo, Trade in Cairo, Al-Azhar, Religious scholarship, Sufism, Political households, Migration

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