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The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Alan Mikhail


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Mikhail, author
Yale University

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