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Celebrated for its historical water wheels, the city of Hama is found on Syria’s longest river, the Orontes. Ottoman Hama used to be a stopover at the significant north-south street of Syria in addition to the guts of a neighborhood financial region of its personal. Intertwined social networks associated townspeople to the peasants and pastoral nomads of Hama’s hinterland. through the early 20th century a number of elite and remarkable households had come to dominate the political and financial lifetime of Hama and its outlying villages, environment the degree for the city’s dramatic access into Syrian nationwide lifestyles in the course of the French Mandate and post-colonial classes. established largely on neighborhood judicial data, this publication is a social heritage of Hama over the past centuries of Ottoman rule. It examines the social and fiscal constructions that outlined people’s lives and that conditioned their participation within the old adjustments of the eighteenth and 19th centuries. Dramatis personae comprise women and men, commoners and notables, retailers and artisans, and others who, taken jointly, characterize a cross-section of a center japanese society as they entered the area of world markets, eu empires, and glossy states.

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375–376, 20 Jumada II 1208/ 23 Jan. 1794. g. LCR Hama 46:160, doc. 337, 20 Rabi‘ I 1208/ 26 Oct. 1793; 46:227, doc. 503, 1 Rabi‘ II 1212/ 23 Sept. 1797; 53:59, 7 Shawwal 1266/ 16 Aug. 1850. g. the inheritance of Amina bint Munla Ahmad, widow of Ahmad Agha alMadiyub. Her estate included a black female slave named Mahbuba (‘Beloved’), whose value was appraised at 700 piasters. LCR Hama 53:91, awakhir Dhu al-Hijja 1266/ 5 Nov. 1850. g. LCR Hama 42:394, doc. 790, 8 Dhu al-Hijja 1145/ 22 May 1733. g.

Muhammad Kanj [Genç] Agha al-Tayfur. LCR Hama 53:158–159, ghayat Dhu al-Hijja 1267/ 26 Oct. 1851. Bakir Agha al-Barazi and Ahmad Agha al-Jijakli. LCR Hama 53:88, awakhir Dhu al-Hijja 1266/ 5 Nov. 1850; 53:284, 11 Dhu al-Qa‘da 1268/ 27 Aug. 1852; see also Douwes, Ottomans in Syria, 174–175. 33 Military families’ prominence in Hama during the nineteenth century also reflects broader Syrian trends. Military factions in and around Damascus and Homs established themselves as local powerbrokers, and, eventually, as leaders of urban society.

1850. The significance of house property in Hama can be compared to the situation of Aleppo, suggesting a wider Ottoman pattern. Marcus, Middle East, 185. Cf. Abraham Marcus, “Men, Women and Property: Dealers in Real Estate in 18th Century Aleppo,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 26 (1983): 137–163. For instance, the houses in LCR Hama 46:151, doc. 315, 28 Safar 1208/ 5 Oct. 1793; 53:51, 21 Ramadan 1266/ 31 July 1850. Better-off (but not necessarily ‘elite’ or ‘notable’) urbanites also owned domestic slaves; see LCR Hama 46:208a, doc.

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