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Title:Society and religion in early Ottoman Egypt: studies in the writings of Abd al-Wahh¯ab al-Shar¯an¯i
Author:Winter, MichaelISNI
Series:Studies in Islamic Culture and History; [4]
City of publisher:New Brunswick
Publisher:Transaction Books
Geographic term:Egypt
Ottoman period
biographies (form)
About person:Ab¯u al-Maw¯ahib Abd al-Wahh¯ab b. Ahmad al- ˙éSar¯an¯i (1493-1565)
Abstract:An attempt to elucidate aspects of the social, intellectual, and religious life of Egypt in the 16th century, as reflected in the writings of the mystic Sha'rani (899/1493-973/1565). Looked at from the viewpoint of the history of Egypt or the history of Arabic literature, Sha'rani's period ends the era of the Mamluk Sultanate (648/1250-923/1517) and ushers in the intellectually barren period of ottoman rule, a period in which Egypt ceased to be the intellectual and religious center of Islam.