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Ottoman waqfs as acts of citizenship

Isin, Engin F. (2011). Ottoman waqfs as acts of citizenship. In: Ghazaleh, Pascale ed. Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, pp. 253–279.

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Abstract

[About the book]

Waqfs (pious endowments) long held a crucial place in the political, economic, and social life of the Islamic world. Waqfs were major sources of education, health care, and employment; they shaped the city and contributed to the upkeep of religious edifices. They constituted a major resource, and their status was at stake in repeated struggles to impose competing definitions of legitimacy and community. Closer examination of the diverse legal, institutional, and practical aspects of waqfs in different regions and communities is necessary to a deeper understanding of their dynamism and resilience. This volume, which evolved from papers delivered at the 2005 American University in Cairo Annual History Seminar, offers a meticulous set of studies that fills a gap in our knowledge of waqf and its uses.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Not known
ISBN: 977-416-393-1, 978-977-416-393-7
Keywords: trust; waqf; citizenship; Ottoman
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 30111
Depositing User: Engin F. Isin
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 16:47
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 13:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30111
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