Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ottoman Egypt and the Emergence of the Modern World1500-1800$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nelly Hanna

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166648

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166648.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CAIRO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The American University in Cairo Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CSO for personal use (for details see www.cairo.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 16 November 2018

Eighteenth-century Textile Artisans and Guilds and the World Economy

Eighteenth-century Textile Artisans and Guilds and the World Economy

Chapter:
(p.67) 3 Eighteenth-century Textile Artisans and Guilds and the World Economy
Source:
Ottoman Egypt and the Emergence of the Modern World
Author(s):

Nelly Hanna

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166648.003.0003

This chapter challenges the idea that artisans and guilds were “outside history,” or a stationary group unaffected by the changing regional and world conditions. It also challenges the idea that local crafts were in decline during this period. Taking textile workers as an example of artisans whose product was much in demand in the world market, it shows that, on the one hand, certain types of local textiles reached markets in Asia, Europe, and America, especially the coarse cloth worn mainly by modest populations in the eighteenth century. On the other hand, these artisans were also innovating guild practices in order to make and sell the printed cottons that were becoming fashionable worldwide.

Keywords:   market, ‘outside history’, local textiles, coarse cloth

Cairo Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .