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The Resource Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire, Birsen Bulmus̜

Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire, Birsen Bulmus̜

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Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire
Title
Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire
Statement of responsibility
Birsen Bulmus̜
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Language
eng
Summary
"A sweeping examination of Ottoman plague treatise writers from the Black Death until 1923. Were you aware that many of the greatest and most colourful Ottoman statesmen and literary figures from the 15th to the early 20th century considered plague as a grave threat to their empire? Did you know that many Ottomans applauded the establishment of a quarantine against the disease in 1838 as a tool to resist British and French political and commercial penetration? Or that later Ottoman sanitation efforts to prevent urban outbreaks would help engender the Arab revolt against the empire in 1916? This book explores these facts in an engaging study of Ottoman plague treatise writers throughout their almost 600-year struggle with this epidemic disease. And it deals with the political, economic and social consequences of the methods they used to combat it. Key Features: Studies the premodern ways in which plague was viewed by Ottoman Islamic thinkers ; Traces the eventual Ottoman acceptance of quarantines and other modern medical reforms ; Analyses international debates over plagues and quarantines as a struggle about colonialism and national sovereignty"--Provided by publisher
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EBLCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire, Birsen Bulmus̜
Label
Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire, Birsen Bulmus̜
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctt3fgqx4
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Preliminary remarks -- 2. Conceptualizing plague in Ottoman Islamic thought -- 3. Plague and Ottoman medical thought -- 4. Magic and plague in the Ottoman Empire -- 5. Hamdan Bin El-Merhum Osman and the Ottoman quarantine reform -- 6. Plague and quarantines in the Colonial Era -- 7. Plague, sanitary administration, and the end of Empire -- 8. Towards a new understanding of plague and quarantines in the Ottoman Empire
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1 online resource (vii, 195 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748646609
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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