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%% Books   
   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Arab Patriotism - The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late
             Ottoman Egypt},
   Publisher = {Princeton University Press},
   Year = {2017},
   ISBN = {9780691172644},
   Abstract = {Arab Patriotism presents the essential backstory to the
             formation of the modern nation-state and mass nationalism in
             the Middle East. While standard histories claim that the
             roots of Arab nationalism emerged in opposition to the
             Ottoman milieu, Adam Mestyan points to the patriotic
             sentiment that grew in the Egyptian province of the Ottoman
             Empire during the nineteenth century, arguing that it served
             as a pivotal way station on the path to the birth of Arab
   Key = {fds318231}

%% Journal Articles   
   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Domestic Sovereignty, A'yan Developmentalism, and Global
             Microhistory in Modern Egypt},
   Journal = {Comparative Studies in Society and History},
   Volume = {60},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {415-445},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {April},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0010417518000105},
   Abstract = {Copyright © Society for the Comparative Study of Society
             and History 2018. Through a new type of global microhistory,
             this article explores the remaking of the political system
             in Egypt before colonialism. I argue that developmentalism
             and the origins of Arabic monarchism were closely related in
             1860s Egypt. Drawing on hitherto unknown archival evidence,
             I show that groups of Egyptian local notables (a'yan) sought
             to cooperate with the Ottoman governor Ismail (r. 1863-1879)
             in order to gain capital and steam machines, and to
             participate in the administration. Ismail, on his side,
             secured a new order of succession from the Ottoman sultan.
             A'yan developmentalism was discursively presented in
             petitions, poems, and treatises acknowledging the new order
             and naturalizing the governor as an Egyptian ruler.
             Consultation instead of constitutionalism was the concept to
             express the new relationship. The collaboration was codified
             in the Consultative Chamber of Representatives, often
             interpreted as the first parliament in the Middle East. As a
             consequence of the sultanic order and the Chamber, Egypt's
             position within the Ottoman Empire became similar to a
             pseudo-federal relationship. I conclude by contrasting
             different ways of pseudo-federalization in the global 1860s,
             employing a regional, unbalanced comparison with the United
             Principalities and Habsburg Hungary.},
   Doi = {10.1017/S0010417518000105},
   Key = {fds333313}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Upgrade?: Power and sound during Ramadan and ‘Id al-fitr
             in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Arab provinces},
   Journal = {Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle
   Volume = {37},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {262-279},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/1089201x-4132893},
   Abstract = {© 2017 by Duke University Press. This essay focuses on the
             month of Ramadan and its end celebration, ‘Id al-Fitr, the
             Festival of Breaking the Fast, in the Ottoman Arab provinces
             in the second half of the nineteenth century. What was the
             effect of new technologies and urbanization on these Muslim
             practices in their relationship to politics and the new
             public spaces? Building on recent scholarship, Mestyan
             argues that these were reconstituted as part of symbolic
             politics and served as a test period for using new
             technologies to synchronize collective action. He explores
             this process by historicizing the relationship between power
             and sound during Ramadan.},
   Doi = {10.1215/1089201x-4132893},
   Key = {fds327368}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {“Muḥammad Yūsuf Najm – A Maker of the
   Journal = {Al Abhath},
   Volume = {64},
   Pages = {97-118},
   Publisher = {American University of Beirut},
   Year = {2016},
   Month = {October},
   Key = {fds329342}

   Author = {Mestyan, A and Volait, M},
   Title = {Affairisme dynastique et dandysme au Caire vers 1900: Le
             Club des Princes et la formation d’un quartier du
             divertissement rue ʿImād al-Dīn},
   Journal = {Annales Islamologiques},
   Volume = {50},
   Pages = {55-106},
   Publisher = {IFAO - Institut français d'archéologie
   Year = {2016},
   Key = {fds318233}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Ignác Goldziher's report on the books brought from the
             orient for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences},
   Journal = {Journal of Semitic Studies},
   Volume = {60},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {443-480},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press (OUP)},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jss/fgv008},
   Abstract = {© The author. Published by Oxford University Press on
             behalf of the University of Manchester. All rights reserved.
             This paper contains the English translation of Ignác
             Goldziher's Hungarian essay Report on the Books Brought from
             the Orient for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences with Regard
             to the Conditions of the Printing Press in the Orient
             (1874). The introduction provides the historical and
             scholarly context of the article. The Arabic printed books
             Goldziher bought in Egypt reflect his understanding of a
             specialized Arabic Studies library in the 1870s. The general
             argument is that Goldziher connected the Arab nation and
             Arabic texts based on the Hungarian and German concepts of
             liberal nationalism. This connection instrumentalized
             religious texts for a non-religious goal.},
   Doi = {10.1093/jss/fgv008},
   Key = {fds318234}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Materials for a history of Hungarian academic orientalism:
             The case of Gyula Germanus},
   Journal = {Die Welt Des Islams},
   Volume = {54},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {4-33},
   Publisher = {BRILL},
   Year = {2014},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15700607-00541p02},
   Abstract = {This article provides materials for an institutional history
             of academic Hungarian Orientalism through the life of Gyula
             Germanus (1884-1979). Using hitherto unexploited archives,
             this text explores his education, integration into academia,
             and career up to 1939. I argue that Germanus was an
             assimilated Hungarian of Jewish origin with a strong loyalty
             to the state. His two conversions - to Calvinism in 1909 and
             to Islam in 1930 - also transformed him from a minor
             Turkologist into a popularly acclaimed Arabist. This study
             demonstrates that academic Orientalism as a national science
             was a contested vehicle of social mobility in the Hungarian
             transition from an imperial to a nation-state setting.©
             2014 koninklijke brill nv, leiden.},
   Doi = {10.1163/15700607-00541p02},
   Key = {fds318235}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Arabic theater in early khedivial culture, 1868-72: James
             Sanua revisited},
   Journal = {International Journal of Middle East Studies},
   Volume = {46},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {117-137},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2014},
   Month = {January},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020743813001311},
   Abstract = {This article revisits the official culture of the early
             khedivate through a microhistory of the first modern
             Egyptian theater in Arabic. Based on archival research, it
             aims at a recalibration of recent scholarship by showing
             khedivial culture as a complex framework of competing
             patriotisms. It analyzes the discourse about theater in the
             Arabic press, including the journalist Muhammad Unsi's call
             for performances in Arabic in 1870. It shows that the
             realization of this idea was the theater group led by James
             Sanua between 1871 and 1872, which also performed Ê¿Abd
             al-Fattah al-Misri's tragedy. But the troupe was not an
             expression of subversive nationalism, as has been claimed by
             scholars. My historical reconstruction and my analysis of
             the content of Sanua's comedies show loyalism toward the
             Khedive Ismail. Yet his form of contemporary satire was
             incompatible with elite cultural patriotism, which employed
             historicization as its dominant technique. This revision
             throws new light on a crucial moment of social change in the
             history of modern Egypt, when the ruler was expected to
             preside over the plural cultural bodies of the nation. ©
             2014 Cambridge University Press .},
   Doi = {10.1017/S0020743813001311},
   Key = {fds318236}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Erratum: Power and music in Cairo: Azbakiyya (Urban History
   Journal = {Urban History},
   Volume = {40},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {705},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {November},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963926813000229},
   Abstract = {<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title><jats:p>In this article,
             the origins of the modern metropolis are reconsidered, using
             the example of Cairo within its Ottoman and global context.
             I argue that Cairo's Azbakiyya Garden served as a central
             ground for fashioning a dynastic capital throughout the
             nineteenth century. This argument sheds new light on the
             politics of Khedive Ismail, who introduced a new state
             representation through urban planning and music theatre. The
             social history of music in Azbakiyya proves that, instead of
             functioning as an example of colonial division, Cairo
             encompassed competing conceptions of class, taste and
   Doi = {10.1017/S0963926813000229},
   Key = {fds318239}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Journal = {Muqarnas Online},
   Volume = {28},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {69-100},
   Publisher = {Brill},
   Year = {2011},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22118993-90000174},
   Doi = {10.1163/22118993-90000174},
   Key = {fds318243}

%% Papers Published   
   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {“I Have To Disguise Myself”: Orientalism, Gyula
             Germanus, and pilgrimage as cultural capital,
   Pages = {217-239},
   Booktitle = {The Hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire},
   Publisher = {Brill},
   Year = {2016},
   Month = {November},
   ISBN = {9004323341},
   Abstract = {The present volume focuses on the political perceptions of
             the Hajj, its global religious appeal to Muslims, and the
             European struggle for influence and supremacy in the Muslim
             world in the age of pre-colonial and colonial
   Key = {fds318232}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Sound, Military Music, and Opera in Egypt during the Rule of
             Mehmet Ali Pasha (r.1805-1848)},
   Pages = {539-564},
   Booktitle = {Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol. II – The Time of
             Joseph Haydn. From Sultan Mahmud I to Mahmud II
   Publisher = {Hollitzer},
   Editor = {Hüttler, M and Weidinger, H},
   Year = {2014},
   Key = {fds318237}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Sound, Military Music, and Opera in Egypt during the Rule of
             Mehmet Ali Pasha (r.1805-1848)},
   Booktitle = {Ottoman Empire and European Theatre Vol. II – The Time of
             Joseph Haydn. From Sultan Mahmud I to Mahmud II
   Publisher = {Hollitzer},
   Editor = {Hüttler, M and Weidinger, H},
   Year = {2014},
   Key = {fds318238}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Cultural Policy in the Late Ottoman Empire? The Palace and
             the Public Theatres in Nineteenth-Century
   Booktitle = {Kulturpolitik und Theatre - Die kontinentalen Imperien in
             Europa im Vergleich},
   Publisher = {Böhlau},
   Year = {2012},
   Key = {fds318241}

%% Book Reviews   
   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Matthew Ellis, Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt
             and Libya (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press,
             2018). Pp. 280. $65.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781503605008},
   Journal = {International Journal of Middle East Studies},
   Volume = {51},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {325-327},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {May},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0020743819000138},
   Doi = {10.1017/s0020743819000138},
   Key = {fds343511}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Ali Yaycioglu, Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the
             Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions (Stanford, CA:
             Stanford University Press, 2016)},
   Journal = {The Hungarian Historical Review},
   Volume = {6},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {243-246},
   Year = {2017},
   Key = {fds327369}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Review of "Liat Kozma: Policing Egyptian Women - Sex, Law,
             and Medicine in Khedivial Egypt"},
   Journal = {British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
   Year = {2013},
   Key = {fds318240}

%% Other   
   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Global Ottoman: The Cairo-Istanbul Axis},
   Publisher = {Global Urban History},
   Year = {2017},
   Abstract = {What does the Ottoman framework mean for urban historians of
             the Arab world and in particular of Egypt?},
   Key = {fds324037}

   Author = {Mestyan, A},
   Title = {Digital source imperialism and the Arab world},
   Publisher = {Mada Misr},
   Year = {2016},
   Abstract = {The term “digital imperialism” has been commonly used to
             describe cases where digital products transform social
             customs, but I use the term “digital source imperialism”
             here to refer to those who seek to control or monopolize
             access to digital products that belong to the public
   Key = {fds324038}

   Author = {Mestyan, A and Grallert, T},
   Title = {Project Jara'id},
   Year = {2012},
   Key = {fds318242}

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