Wood inlaying craft is a very ancient anddistinguished Damascene
handmade craft, where itbrought together the art and profession, aspecialist in wood inlaying, Arafat Utta Bashitold SANA.
By this time, native civilian Damascenes also acquired the status of 'askari; i.
Pascual in their study of Damascene probate inventories notwithstanding (Families et fortunes a Damas: 450 foyers damascains en 1700 [IFEAD, 1994], 185), where they mention the registration in an inventory list of a woman's estate entered into the probate inventories even though she had two living majority-aged children.
In this author's study of consumer culture in mid-eighteenth-century Damascus, his use of unpublished manuscripts authored by the renowned Damascene intellectual 'ABd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi (thus in the volume) (consulted by Grehan in the Suleymaniye Library, Istanbul), which are contemporaneous with the inventories studied for this book, along with chronicles penned by the eighteenth-century Damascene Ahmad al-Budayri and earlier ones in Damascus such as the work by Ibn Kan'an, supplement and contextualize Grehan's information obtained from the probate inventories.
6) and touch upon the habitus of the ordinary Damascene in the mid-eighteenth century.
120) (the Damascene chronicler al-Budayri's Journal), the relevant pages are not specified.
39) So the practice of good manners--or among less educated Damascenes, of simple self-restraint in word and deed--was not merely an idle preference; it brought tangible benefits to the social order that everyone recognized.
Despite acknowledging the virtues of civility, Damascenes answered to other values which cannot be explained by reference to etiquette manuals alone.
Infusing many of these quarrels were unspoken sensitivities about personal honor, which the ulama, no less than other Damascenes (and perhaps even more so, on account of their high status), were very careful to protect.
How might Damascenes actually express their contempt for others?