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Author Hanna, Nelly.
Title Artisan entrepreneurs : in Cairo and early-modern capitalism (1600-1800) / Nelly Hanna.
Imprint Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, ©2011.
Edition 1st ed.

Author Hanna, Nelly.
Series Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms
Middle East studies beyond dominant paradigms.
Subject Artisans -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Entrepreneurship -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Capitalism -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History.
Egypt -- Economic conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 244 pages).
Edition 1st ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Defining a framework for the economic history of early-modern Egypt -- Artisan entrepreneurs: capitalist practices in a precapitalist environment -- A period of unprecedented social mobility for nonelites -- The Jalfis: oil pressers and emirs -- Competition between different forms of capitalism -- Guilds: moving between traditional and precapitalist structures -- Conclusion: what remained of artisan entrepreneurship a hundred years later?
Summary Offering richly detailed portraits as well as an overview of the Ottoman Empire's economic landscape, Hanna incorporates artisans into the historical development of the period, portraying them in the context of their work, their families, and their social relations. These artisans developed a variety of capitalist practices, both as individuals and collectively in their guilds. Responding to the demands of expanding commercial environments in Egypt and Europe, artisans found ways to adapt both production techniques and the organization of production. Hanna details the ways in which artisans defied the constraints of the guilds and actively engaged in the markets of Europe, demonstrating how Egyptian artisan production was able to compete and survive in a landscape of growing European trade.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780815651154 (electronic bk.)
0815651155 (electronic bk.)
9780815632795 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 759158739
Additional Format Print version: Hanna, Nelly. Artisan entrepreneurs. 1st ed. Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, ©2011 (DLC) 2011009263