Hamidian Palestine: Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem 1872-1908

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BRILL, Aug 11, 2011 - History - 620 pages
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During the era of Sultan Abd lhamid II, modern state institutions were established in Palestine, while national identities had not yet developed. "Hamidian Palestine" explores how the inhabitants of the Ottoman District of Jerusalem interacted with each other and how they organised their interests in a historical moment before Arabs and Jews emerged as the central political categories in the country. Based on a wide range of Arabic, Turkish and Hebrew sources, the book examines the social and political relations of Palestinians from a wide variety of perspectives. By situating individual case studies within larger contexts such as modernisation, regionalisation and state-building, it allows Palestinian society to be compared with other local societies within the Ottoman Empire and beyond.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Imperial Politics
39
Chapter One The Making of a Province
41
PART II Everyday Politics
101
Regionalisation through Everyday Practices
103
Chapter Three The Highlands
106
Chapter Four The Coastal Plains
211
Part III Elite Politics
307
Part IV Widening the Scope of Politics
433
Chapter Eight The Infrastructure of the Public Sphere
435
Chapter Nine Palestine as a Social Space
476
Chapter Ten Repercussions of EmpireWide Developments and the Politicisation of Everyday Concerns
484
Chapter Eleven Government and Opposition in the Public Sphere
496
Conclusion
510
Appendices
517
Glossary
565

A Conceptual Framework
309
Chapter Six Local Elites
316
Chapter Seven Central Elites
398
Bibliography
569
Index
597
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Johann B ssow, PhD (2008) in Middle Eastern Studies, Freie Universit t Berlin, is a research associate at Martin-Luther-Universit t Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. His fields of research include the social and political history of the modern Middle East and modern Islamic thought.

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