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The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South

The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South

by University of California Press

Hardcover(First Edition)

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Studies of the pivotal historic place of the Mediterranean have long been dominated by specialists of its northern shores, that is, by European historians. The seven leading authors in this groundbreaking volume challenge views of Mediterranean space as shaped by European trajectories, and in doing so, they challenge our comfortable notions. Drawing perspectives from the Mediterranean’s eastern and southern shores, they ask anew: What is the Mediterranean? What are its borders, its defining characteristics? What forces of nature, politics, culture, or economics have made the Mediterranean, and how long have they or will they endure? Covering the sixteenth century to the twentieth, this timely volume brings the early modern world into conversation with the modern world in new ways, demonstrating that only recently can we differentiate the north and south into separate cultural and political zones. The Making of the Modern Mediterranean: Views from the South offers a blueprint for a new generation of readers to rethink the world we thought we knew.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520304598
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Judith E. Tucker is Professor of History at Georgetown University and author of Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law,
In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
, and Women in Nineteenth-Century Egypt.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Judith E. Tucker
1. The “Mediterranean” through Arab Eyes in the Early Modern
Period: From Rūmī to the “White
In-Between Sea”
Nabil Matar
2. The Mediterranean of the Barbary Coast: Gone Missing
Julia Clancy-Smith
3. The Mediterranean of Modernity: The Longue Durée Perspective
Edmund Burke III
4. Piracy of the Ottoman Mediterranean: Slave Laundering and
Joshua M. White
5. Piracy of the Eighteenth-Century Mediterranean: Navigating
Laws and Legal Practices
Judith E. Tucker
6. The Mediterranean in Saint-Simonian Imagination:
The “Nuptial Bed”
Osama Abi-Mershed
7. The Mediterranean in Colonial North African Literature:
Contesting Views
William Granara

Selected Readings