The last janissary leader of aleppo: ʿabdallah babinsi (1780s-1850), a notable between urban and rural spheres

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dc.description.abstract Focusing on the last great Janissary leader of Aleppo, ʿAbdallah Babinsi (1780s- 1850), this chapter examines the historical ties between Aleppo’s power brokers and the hinterland. The modalities of Babinsi’s rise to power through the household of one of Alep- po’s influential families, which parallels careers such as Ibrahim Qattar Aghasi’s are depict- ed against the background of Aleppo’s family politics. Babinsi, who cultivated a deliberate ambiguity with regard to his status, maintained a close relationship with the rural world while obtaining important political positions (mütesellim, mültezim) both under Egyptian (1832–1840) and Ottoman rule (after 1840). It is argued that ties to both the Bedouin and villagers allowed him to secure his position by guaranteeing security in the city and its hin- terland and keeping both in balance. These ties simultaneously explain the anachronistic survival of the Janissary faction in Aleppo until 1850 when Babinsi, financially threatened by the Tanzimat reforms, drew his faction and supporters from the hinterland into an up- rising against the Ottomans. de_DE
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Tübingen University Press
dc.subject.other Aleppo de_DE
dc.subject.other urban-rural relations de_DE
dc.subject.other notables de_DE
dc.subject.other Janissaries de_DE
dc.subject.other Tanzimat Reforms de_DE
dc.subject.other 1850 revolt de_DE
dc.subject.other Bedouins de_DE
dc.subject.other Abdallah Babinsi de_DE
dc.subject.other Bab al-Nayrab de_DE
dc.subject.other Banqusa de_DE
dc.title The last janissary leader of aleppo: ʿabdallah babinsi (1780s-1850), a notable between urban and rural spheres de_DE
dc.type Buch (einzelnes Kapitel) de_DE
utue.publikation.source Ben-Bassat, Yuval; Büssow, Johann: From the Household to the Wider World. Tübingen University Press, 2022


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