Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Women in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Women in Nineteenth-Century Egypt

Part of Cambridge Middle East Library

  • Date Published: June 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521314206

Paperback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The nineteenth century in Egypt was a period of rapid social and economic change, brought about by the country's developing ties with the European economy. Focusing on lower-class women, this study traces changes in the work role and family life of peasant women in the countryside and craftswomen and traders in Cairo, and explores the world of the slave woman. The effects of capitalist transformation on women are studied in detail, using material from the Islamic court records. The effects of the Egyptian process of state formation and colonial rule are discussed: the growth of the state apparatus, its social services and repressive means, brought new kinds of intervention into women's lives. The book provides a unique account of the very active economic, social and political roles of nineteenth-century women, from the peasant and street pedlar to the slave of the harem.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521314206
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.432kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Acknowledgments
    List of abbreviations
    Note on transliteration and dates
    Introduction
    1. Ploughs and shares: women, agricultural production, and property
    2. Spindles and songs: women in urban occupations
    3. Private and public life: women and the growth of the State
    4. Women, resistance, and repression
    5. The practice of slavery: women as property
    Conclusion
    Appendix
    Notes
    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Judith E. Tucker, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×