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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
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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 Acknowledgments
IntroductionJudith 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 MissingJulia Clancy-Smith 3. The Mediterranean of Modernity: The Longue Durée PerspectiveEdmund Burke III 4. Piracy of the Ottoman Mediterranean: Slave Laundering and SubjecthoodJoshua M. White 5. Piracy of the Eighteenth-Century Mediterranean: Navigating Laws and Legal PracticesJudith E. Tucker 6. The Mediterranean in Saint-Simonian Imagination: The “Nuptial Bed”Osama Abi-Mershed 7. The Mediterranean in Colonial North African Literature: Contesting ViewsWilliam GranaraContributors Selected Readings