Syria and Bilad al-Sham under Ottoman Rule: Essays in honour of Abdul Karim Rafeq

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"This volume honours the work of Abdul-Karim Rafeq, the foremost historian of Ottoman Syria. Rafeq's principal contribution to the study of the social history of Syria between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries lies in his pioneering use of the resources of the Islalmic court records, the sijillat in the mahkama alshar'iyya, for the writing of social and economic history. Rafeq has been the guide and mentor of many of his own contemporaries, as well as of younger scholars in the Arab world, Europe and North America. The volume attmepts to

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"This volume honours the work of Abdul-Karim Rafeq, the foremost historian of Ottoman Syria. Rafeq's principal contribution to the study of the social history of Syria between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries lies in his pioneering use of the resources of the Islalmic court records, the sijillat in the mahkama alshar'iyya, for the writing of social and economic history. Rafeq has been the guide and mentor of many of his own contemporaries, as well as of younger scholars in the Arab world, Europe and North America. The volume attmepts to follow and complement the major themes in the socio-economic history of Bilad al-Sham which have animated Rafeq's scholarship since the 1960's." "Peter Sluglett, D. Phil (1973) in History, St Anthony's College Oxford, is Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He has published extensively on the modern history of Iraq. His most recent publication is an edited collection on the urban social history of the Middle East between 1750 and 1950." Stefan Weber, D. Phil (2001) is Islamwissenschaft (Middle Eastern Studies), Free University Berlin, is Director of the Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. He was Assistant Professor of Material Culture at Aga Khan University in London from 2006 to 2008. He has published widely on cultural heritage in the Middle East. Dr. Weber is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and several other relevant organisations.

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Peter Sluglett, D.Phil (1973) in History, St Antony's College Oxford, is Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He has published extensively on the modern history of Iraq. His most recent publication is an edited collection on the urban social history of the Middle East between 1750 and 1950.

Stefan Weber, D.Phil (2001) in Islamwissenschaft (Middle Eastern Studies), Free University Berlin, is Director of the Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon, Berlin. He was Assistant Professor of Material Culture at Aga Khan University in London from 2006 to 2008. He has published widely on cultural heritage in the Middle East. Dr Weber is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and several other relevant organisations.

Contributors include:
Dalal Arsuzi-Elamir, Sarab Atassi, Adnan Bakhit, Maher al-Charif, Daniel Crecelius, Massoud Daher, Dick Douwes, Colette Establet, Leila Fawaz,Timothy Fitzgerald, Ulrike Freitag, Abdallah Hanna, Bernard Heyberger, Farouk Hoblos, Stefan Knost, Hidemitsu Kuroki, Brigitte Marino, Bruce Masters, Astrid Meier, Toru Miura, Mohannad al-Mubaidin, Martha Mundy, Jean-Paul Pascual, Thomas Philipp, André Raymond, James A. Reilly, Souad Abou Rousse Slim, Peter Sluglett, Steve Tamari, and Stefan Weber.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

Note on Transliteration

Introduction 1

Bibliography of the Published Works of Abdul-Karim Rafeq (to April 2010) Peter Sluglett Sluglett, Peter 47

Part One Encomia: Rafeq The Historian Timothy J. Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Timothy J.

Abdul-Karim Rafeq, Friend and Colleague Timothy J. Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Timothy J. 59

Akhir al-'Unqud, The Last of the Vintage Muhammad Adnan Bakhit Bakhit, Muhammad Adnan 65

Abdul-Karim Rafeq, Historian of Syria: Some Personal Observations Nicola Ziadeh Ziadeh, Nicola 69

Abdul-Karim Rafeq; Humanist and Man of the nandha Ulrike Freitag Freitag, Ulrike 79

Rafeq's Ghazza; An Early Exploration of a Secondary Town Abdallah Hanna Hanna, Abdallah 91

Part Two The Economic History Of Ottoman Rule In Bilad Al-Sham James A. Reilly Reilly, James A.

The Economic Impact of the Ottoman Conquest on Bilad al-Sham James A. Reilly Reilly, James A. 101

Public Services and Tax Revenues in Ottoman Tripoli (1516-1918) Thomas Philipp Philipp, Thomas 115

Aspects of the Economic History of Damascus during the First Half of the Eighteenth Century Farouk Hoblos Hoblos, Farouk 137

translated by W. Matt Malczycki Mohannad al-Mubaidin al-Mubaidin, Mohannad

Damiette and Syrian-Egyptian Trade in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century Mohannad al-Mubaidin al-Mubaidin, Mohannad 155

Part Three Space, Urban Institutions And Society In Ottoman Bilad Al-Sham Daniel Crecelius Crecelius, Daniel

The Making of an Ottoman Harbour Town: Sidon/Saida from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries Daniel Crecelius Crecelius, Daniel 179

Les constructions d'Ismam 'il Pacha al-'Azm u Damas (1137-1143/1725-1730) Stefan Weber Weber, Stefan 241

The Salihiyya Quarter of Damascus at the Beginning of Ottoman Rule: The Ambiguous Relations between Religious Institutions and waqf Properties Brigitte Marino Marino, Brigitte 269

The Impact of the 1822 Earthquake on the Administration of waqf in Aleppo Toru Miura Miura, Toru 293

Part Four The Ottoman State And Local Society In Bilad Al-Sham Stefan Knost Knost, Stefan

Arab National Consciousness in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Syria Stefan Knost Knost, Stefan 309

The Lebanese Leadership at the Beginning of the Ottoman Period: A Case Study of the Ma'n Family Steve Tamari Tamari, Steve 323

translated by W. Matt Malczycki Massoud Daher Daher, Massoud

Patterns of Family Formation in Early Ottoman Damascus: Three Military Households in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Massoud Daher Daher, Massoud 347

La socib1stb1s militaire damascb4sne et la campagne analysb1ses u travers les registres de cadis Astrid Meier Meier, Astrid 371

Islamic Law and the Order of State: The Legal Status of the Cultivator Jean-Paul Pascual Pascual, Jean-Paul 399

Account Books of Oppression and Bargaining: The Struggle for Justice and Profit in Ottoman Aleppo, 1784-90 Martha Mundy Mundy, Martha 421

Part Five Religion And Society In Bilad Al-Sham Hidemitsu Kuroki Kuroki, Hidemitsu

ãcrire l'histoire des chb1stiens dans les villes de Syrie avant les rãformes Ottomanes Hidemitsu Kuroki Kuroki, Hidemitsu 443

The Establishment of the Melkite Catholic Millet in 1848 and the Politics of Identity in Tanzimat Syria Bernard Heyberger Heyberger, Bernard 455

The awqaf of the Christian Communities in Aleppo during the Nineteenth Century Bruce Masters Masters, Bruce 475

Migration, Faith and Community: Extra-Local Linkages in Coastal Syria Souad Slim Slim, Souad 483

Part Six Europeans In Bilad Al-Sham Dick Douwes Douwes, Dick

Aux origines du plan d'Alep par Rousseau: le plan de Vincent Germain de 1811 Dick Douwes Douwes, Dick 499

The Memoirs of a French Woman Traveller to the Levant in 1853-1855 Andrb1s Raymond Raymond, Andrb1s 513

Part Seven Bilad Al-Sham In The Late Ottoman And Mandatory Periods Leila Fawaz Fawaz, Leila

Municipalities in the Late Ottoman Empire Leila Fawaz Fawaz, Leila 531

La demeure de 'Uthman Nun Pasha et le db1sveloppement des quartiers d'al-'Afif et de Jisr al-Abyad u la fin de l'b1spoque ottomane Peter Sluglett Sluglett, Peter 543

Comment approcher l'histoire modern de la Palestine? Sarab Atassi Atassi, Sarab 563

The Uprisings in Antakya 1918-1926: Guided by the Centre or Initiated on the Periphery? Maher al-Charif al-Charif, Maher 575

General Bibliography Dalai Arsuzi-Elamir Arsuzi-Elamir, Dalai 597

Index Dalai Arsuzi-Elamir Arsuzi-Elamir, Dalai 625

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