The Urban Social History of the Middle East, 1750-1950

The Urban Social History of the Middle East, 1750-1950

by Peter Sluglett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815631944

ISBN-13: 9780815631941

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

The great cities of the Middle East and North Africa have long attracted the attention and interest of historians. With the discovery and wider use over the last few decades of the Islamic court records and Ottoman administrative documents, our knowledge of Middle Eastern cities between the seventeenth and early twentieth centuries has vastly expanded. Drawing upon a…  See more details below

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The great cities of the Middle East and North Africa have long attracted the attention and interest of historians. With the discovery and wider use over the last few decades of the Islamic court records and Ottoman administrative documents, our knowledge of Middle Eastern cities between the seventeenth and early twentieth centuries has vastly expanded. Drawing upon a treasure trove of documents and using a variety of methodologies, the contributors succeed in providing a significant overview of the ways in which Middle Eastern cities can be studied, as well as an excellent introduction to current literature in the field.

Islam has often been characterized as an "urban religion"; recognizing Islam's deep ties to civic matters and to the city itself, the essays gathered here explore the interconnectedness between religion and its geography. The authors effectively define and map out urban social history in the Middle East from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, affording us a foundational volume that enriches our understanding of society in the late Ottoman and colonial periods.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815631941
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction Peter Sluglett Sluglett, Peter Edmund Burke III Burke, Edmund, III 1

2 Interdependent spaces : relations between the city and the countryside in the nineteenth century Sarah D. Shields Shields, Sarah D. 43

3 Political relations between city and state in the Middle East, 1700-1850 Dina Rizk Khoury Khoury, Dina Rizk 67

4 The economic organization of cities in Ottoman Syria Abdul-Karim Rafeq Rafeq, Abdul-Karim 104

5 Political relations between city and state in the colonial period Leila Fawaz Fawaz, Leila Robert Ilbert Ilbert, Robert 141

6 The demography of cities and the expansion of urban space Bernard Hourcade Hourcade, Bernard 154

7 Moving out of place : minorities in Middle Eastern urban societies, 1800-1914 Gudrun Kramer Kramer, Gudrun 182

8 Urban social movements, 1750-1950 Sami Zubaida Zubaida, Sami 224

Glossary 257

Bibliography 261

Index 315

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