Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration Around Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 17, 1994 - History - 201 pages
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A unique study of rural administration in the Ottoman Empire that explores the relationship between Palestinian peasants and Ottoman provincial officials around Jerusalem in the mid-sixteenth century.
  

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Contents

Peasants Palestine and the Ottoman Empire
1
Palestine and the Ottoman Empire
3
Peasants and peasant studies
10
Sources
17
Aspects of authority
24
Peasants
30
The raīs alfālldhīn
32
The rules of local administration
46
Conclusion on the paying of taxes
87
Between rebellion and oppression
89
Tamarrud ve fesad rebellious peasants
90
Zulm ve taaddi oppressive officials
107
Other disruptive factors
113
Realities and routines
119
Images of authority
122
Illusions of power
124

Taxation
47
Production
55
The weight of taxation
58
Real accounts and accounting
64
Ayn Kārim
71
Bittir
75
Nāḥiyat Banī Zayd
76
Bayt Lahm and Bayt Jālā
80
Inab
85
Peasants and the Empire
127
The Villages
132
The Sortcharts
137
Village leaders notables and elders
154
Notes
158
Bibliography
191
Index
198
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About the author (1994)

Amy Singer is Associate Professor, Ottoman History, in the Department of Middle Eastern and African History at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her recent publications include Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials (Cambridge University Press, 1994), Constructing Ottoman Beneficence: An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem (2002), Middle East Historiographies (ed., 2006) and Feeding People, Feeding Power: Imarets in the Ottoman Empire (ed., 2007).

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