Society and Religion in Early Ottoman Egypt: Studies in the Writings of Abd al-Wahhab al-Sharani

@inproceedings{Winter1981SocietyAR,
  title={Society and Religion in Early Ottoman Egypt: Studies in the Writings of Abd al-Wahhab al-Sharani},
  author={M. Winter},
  year={1981}
}
The sixteenth century was a watershed in Egyptian history. After being the center of powerful Islamic empires for centuries, Egypt was conquered in 1517 and made an outlying province of the Ottoman Empire. This study illuminates aspects of Egypt's social, intellectual, and religious life in the sixteenth century, as described by the Egyptian Sufi 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Sha'rani, one of the last original writers before cultural decadence permeated the Arab world in the late Middle Ages. A prominent… Expand