Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration around Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem

Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration around Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem

by Amy Singer, Singer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521476798

ISBN-13: 9780521476799

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a unique study of rural administration in the Ottoman empire, Amy Singer explores the relationship between Palestinian peasants and Ottoman officials in mid-sixteenth-century Jerusalem. Using court records, the author describes the mechanisms of tax collection and other aspects of local administration. The book emphasizes the interactive nature of Ottoman

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Overview

In a unique study of rural administration in the Ottoman empire, Amy Singer explores the relationship between Palestinian peasants and Ottoman officials in mid-sixteenth-century Jerusalem. Using court records, the author describes the mechanisms of tax collection and other aspects of local administration. The book emphasizes the interactive nature of Ottoman officialdom, which, while obliged to extract revenues from the peasants and impress them with its imperial authority, was profoundly influenced by local conditions and traditional practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521476799
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1. Peasants, Palestine, and the Ottoman Empire; 2. Aspects of authority; 3. The rules of local administration; 4. Real accounts and accounting; 5. Between rebellion and oppression; 6. Realities and routines; Appendices.

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