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Plague in Eighteenth-Century Cairo: in Search of Burial and Memorial Sites

ednA Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme is a history of science doctoral candidate at Princeton University who focuses on the history of epidemics and funeral rites in North Africa and the Middle East. She graduated from Reed College with a BA in Biology and from Columbia University with an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences. Before beginning her graduate work at Princeton, she worked as a research assistant in an immunology/genetics laboratory, coordinated with human rights groups in Haiti, and conducted public health research in New York City. Her dissertation examines plague, urbanization, and funeral rites in eighteenth­century Cairo and Tunis. Taking pre­colonial medical outbreaks as its point of departure, this project also sheds light on black slaves, public health, and quarantine measures. Additionally, this work entails conducting fieldwork in Cairene and Tunisian cemeteries for the purposes of understanding the relationship between eighteenth­century tombstones and twenty­first century cemeteries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Unmarked site, epidemics and mass Burial: fieldwork of the dead“Utopias are sites with no real place.”— Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces,” Diacritics 16, no. 1 (1986): 22–27, quote on 24.Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces...

Books on a Stick

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Hornbook with printed text, seventeenth century. Boston, Public Library, Call No. G.Cab.3.52. Public domain. Source: www.digitalcommonwealth.org.This chapter moves even further away from the normal medieval book. The main focus...

Female Rule in Imperial Russia: Is Gender a Useful Category of Historical Analysisx?

Orel Beilinson

Orel Beilinson is a historian of imperial and post-imperial, but mainly socialist, eastern Europe. He is interested in the relationships between ideologies and between ideologies and social, political, and legal structures and practices. As such, his current researches investigate the relationship between socialism, modernity, and religion (Islam and Judaism) in this region during the turn of the nineteenth century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Upon examining the list of Russian rulers from the time of Kiev to the Russian Federation, one finds nine women who ruled the Russian state: Olga (tenth century), Elena Glinskaya (sixteenth century), Natalia Naryshkina and Sofia Alekseyevna...

Dialectics of virginity

Tomasz Wiślicz

Tomasz Wiślicz, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, and member of the Research Group for Old-Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw. Fields of interests: history of culture and social history of early modern times; theory of historical sciences. Author of the book Liking: Marriage and Informal Relationships in the Polish Countryside in the 17th and 18th Centuries – Social Imagery and Personal Experience (forthcoming). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...We are accustomed to consider sin or crime in binary categories: either you sin or you don’t, either you fornicate or you don’t, either you are a virgin or you are not. However, when we take a closer look at the sexual life of young people...

New Science and Old Sources: Why the Ottoman Experience of Plague Matters

Nükhet Varlik

Nükhet Varlık is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University–Newark. She is a historian of the Ottoman Empire interested in disease, medicine, and public health. Her first book, Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600 (Cambridge University Press, 2015), is the first systematic scholarly study of the Ottoman experience of plague during the Black Death pandemic and the centuries that followed. It received the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award and the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association’s M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize. Dr. Varlık has authored several articles and book chapters addressing different aspects of plague epidemics in Ottoman society. She is currently working on a new book, titled The Ottoman Healing Arts: Healers, Patients, and the State in the Early Modern Era, which explores the transformations of Ottoman healing traditions in the early modern era. In conjunction with this research, she is also translating and editing a number of sources pertaining to the history of Ottoman medicine. She holds a PhD from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

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...Reconstructing the Ottoman plague experience is vital to understanding the larger Afro-Eurasian disease zone during the Second Pandemic. This essay deals with two different aspects of this experience. On the one hand, it discusses...

Religion and Ottoman Society’s Responses to Epidemics in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Yaron Ayalon

Yaron Ayalon is Assistant Professor of History at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern Middle East in general. He is the author of Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and several other articles, and has served as an editor for The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...AT DAWN ON August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. Despite initial reports that the storm would cause little damage,“A blast of rain but little damage as hurricane hits South Florida” and “Hurricane drenches Florida...

Nowhere To Run To, Nowhere To Hide? Society, State, and Epidemic Diseases in the Early Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Balkans

Andrew Robarts

Andrew Robarts is Assistant Professor of History at the Rhode Island School of Design where he teaches courses on Middle Eastern, Ottoman, and Russian History. He is the author of Migration and Disease in the Black Sea Region: Ottoman-Russian Relations in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries (Bloomsbury Academic Press), Black Sea Regionalism: A Case Study (Oxford University Press), and “Reconstruction, Resettlement, and Economic Revitalization in pre­Tanzimat Ottoman Bulgaria,” in Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans: A Socio-Economic History, ed. Evguenia Davidova (I. B. Tauris). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...IN THE EARLY part of the eighteenth century, a Hungarian military commander in the service of the Ottoman army recounted in his memoirs the following story he heard while over­nighting in the Ottoman town of Karasu (Cherna Voda...

Between passion and lust

Jonas Liliequist

Jonas Liliequist, PhD, is professor of history at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University. His research interests include masculinity, sexuality, honour and violence, and emotions, mainly in the early modern period. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...In distinguishing desire-as-appetite from romantic or ‘true love’, William Reddy has posited what he claims to be a unique Western conceptual dualism that first evolved during the High Middle Ages.Reddy 2012. While desire-as-appetite...

Between books and brothels

Karen Hollewand

Karen Hollewand finished her DPhil in History at the University of Oxford in 2016, with a thesis titled The Banishment of Beverland: Sex, Scripture, and Scholarship in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic. Her research interests include the history of sexuality and the early modern Dutch Republic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...On the 25 May 1699, humanist scholar Hadriaan Beverland (1650–1716) sent his latest manuscript to scholar Jacobus Gronovius.He sent to Gronovius his ‘Otia Oxoniensia’, a collection of essays. Jacobus Gronovius (1645–1716) was a Dutch...

Incest between in-laws

Bonnie Clementsson

Bonnie Clementsson graduated in 2016 from the Department of History at the University of Lund. She is interested in history from below and of topics such as family, marriage, and kinship during the early modern period. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...The multiple definitions of incest In early modern Sweden, a widower and his late wife’s sister could be sentenced to death by beheading if it was established that they had had sexual intercourse with each other. The relationship...