Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire: The central lands. v. 2. The Arabic-speaking lands
Benjamin Braude, Bernard Lewis
Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1982 - Turkey - 697 pages
This two-volume set explores the history of Christians and Jews in the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire and how their identities as non-Muslims evolved over four hundred years. At the start of this period, in the sixteenth century, social community was circumscribed by religious identity and non-Muslims lived within the hierarchy established by Muslim law. In the nineteenth century, however, in response to Western influences, a radical change took place. Conflict erupted between Muslims and Christians in different parts of the empire in a challenge to that hierarchy. This marked the beginning, as the author illustrates, of the tensions which have to a large extent inspired the nationalist and religious rhetoric in the empire's successor states throughout the twentieth century. In this way, Masters negotiates the present through the past. His book will make a major contribution to an understanding of the political and religious conflicts of the modern Middle East. Features: An innovative approach which considers the role of religion in defining identity in pre-modern Middle East; Explains the origins of nationalism among Arabic-speaking peoples and casts light on the roots of violence in the modern Middle East; Written by an established scholar of Ottoman and Christian studies.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Communal Conflict in NineteenthCentury
21 other sections not shown
administrative Albanian Alliance amiras Anatolia Arab Armenian Armenian millet Armenian Patriarchate Balkan became Bulgarian Bursa Byzantine capital Capsali Christians cited cited n commercial conquest constitution cultural devsirme dhimmis diplomatic district documents Eastern economic Edirne Efendi Egypt eighteenth century Ejmiacin established ethnic Europe European Evliya Celebi fact families fifteenth foreign French Galata Greece Greek Greeks and Armenians groups Hellenization History Ibid important Inalcik influence Islam Istanbul Izmir Jewish Jewish community Jews language leaders London major Mehmed merchants millet system minorities municipal Muslim nineteenth century non-Muslims officials Ottoman authorities Ottoman Empire Ottoman government Ottoman rule Ottoman subjects Paris Pasa Patriarchate of Constantinople percent period Persian Phanariot political population Porte position primates protection provinces reform religion religious role Russian Salonica sarrafs schools seventeenth century Silivri sixteenth century social status sultan Syria Tanzimat term tion towns Trabzon trade traditional Turkey Turkish Turks Western