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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



... did not understand, I define it here as natural, as I do with other disasters elsewhere (see: Yaron Ayalon, “Ottoman Urban Privacy in Light of Disaster Recovery,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 43, no. 3 (2011): 513–28. I...