Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

London, Paris, Istanbul, and Cairo: Fashion And International Trade in the Nineteenth Century

  • Nancy Micklewright (a1)

Extract

This paper is an examination of the relationship between the Anglo-Turkish Convention of 1838 and the transformation in Ottoman women's dress which took place during the nineteenth century. Until now, there has been a tendency to assume a direct cause-and-effect relationship between the Anglo-Turkish Convention and other economic treaties of the period, and fashion. The argument has been that the substantial increase in the volume of imported textiles and other goods led to a change in clothing styles, and indeed to changes in Ottoman taste generally, but my study of Ottoman women's dress indicates that the situation was much more complex. It is clear that the transformation in dress was well under way by the time of the Anglo-Turkish Convention, proceeding at its own rate, tied to events other than the treaty. In this context, fashion represents one of a whole complex of components of culture which, although affected by economic developments, are primarily social phenomena. Examining an area such as fashion (or painting or theater, for instance) will lead to a richer understanding of the period of the Anglo-Turkish Convention.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Arie, Rachel. 1968. “Notes sur le costume en Egypte dans la première moitié du XIXè siècle,Revue des études islamiques, 36, pp. 20123.
Baron, Beth. 1987. “Unveiling in Early 20th-century Egypt: Practical and Symbolic Considerations.” Unpublished paper.
Cole, Juan R. 1981. “Feminism, Class, and Islam in Turn- of-the-Century Egypt,International Journal of Middle East Studies, 13, pp. 387407.
Cotton, Walter. 1836. Visit to Constantinople, and Athens. New York: Leavitt, Lord and Co.
Göçek, Fatma Müge. 1987. East Encounters West. France and the Ottoman Empire in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press.
Mrs.Hornby, Edmund. 1863. In and Around Stamboul. Philadelphia: James Challen and Son.
Issawi, Charles. 1980. The Economic History of Turkey 1800-1914. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Lane, Edward W. 1978. An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. The Hague: East-West Publications. (Reprint of 1895 edition).
Lott, Emmeline. 1860s. Harem Life in Eygpt and Constantinople. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson and Brothers.
Micklewright, Nancy. 1986. Women's Dress in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul: Mirror of a Changing Society. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.
Micklewright, Nancy. 1987. “Tracing the Transformations in Women's Dress in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul,Dress, 13, pp. 3342.
Neave, Dorina. 1933. Twenty-six Years on the Bosphorous. London: Grayson and Grayson.
Paine, Carolyn. 1859. Tent and Harem. New York: D. Appleton and Co.
Pamuk, Şevket. 1987. The Ottoman Empire and European Capitalism, 1820-1913. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Pardoe, Julia. 1837. The City of the Sultan and Domestic Manners of the Turks in 1836. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard.
Porter, David. 1835. Constantinople and its Environs, in a Series of Letters. New York: Harper and Brothers.
Slade, Adolphus. 1837. Turkey, Greece, and Malta. London: Saunders and Otley.
Scarce, Jennifer. 1980. “Turkish Fashion in Transition,Costume, 14, pp. 14467.
Scarce, Jennifer. 1987. Women's Costume of the Near and Middle East. London: Unwin Hyman.
Steele, Valerie. 1988. Paris Fashion. New York: Oxford University Press.
Tugay, Emine Foat. 1963. Three Centuries. Family Chronicles of Turkey and Egypt. London: Oxford University Press.
Walker, Mary Adelaide. 1886. Eastern Life and Scenery. London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd.
White, Charles. 1844. Three Years in Constantinople. London: Henry Colburn.

Related content

Powered by UNSILO

London, Paris, Istanbul, and Cairo: Fashion And International Trade in the Nineteenth Century

  • Nancy Micklewright (a1)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.