Haifa in the Late Ottoman Period, 1864-1914: A Muslim Town in Transition

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BRILL, 1998 - History - 262 pages
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This volume offers a history of Haifa during that crucial part of the nineteenth century when Europe's penetration of Palestine combined with Istanbul's centralization efforts to alter irrevocably the social fabric of the country and change its political destiny. After tracing the town's beginnings in the early eighteenth century, the author painstakingly reconstructs from the few "sijill" volumes that have survived vital aspects of Ottoman Haifa's society and administration. A fresh look at the town's demography is followed by an in-depth discussion of the way inter-communal relations developed after the 1864 "Vil?yets" Law had brought a restructuring of the sources of elite power. The author's findings on the social status of Haifa's Muslim women significantly add to the vibrant picture of economic activities we now know urban Muslim women in the Ottoman Empire were involved in.
 

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Contents

Introduction I
1
Haifa Prior to 1864
7
The Haifa Qadd Administration
28
Demography
89
Elite Society
112
The Social Status of Muslim Women
163
Intercommunal Relations
189
Epilogue
232
Bibliography
243
Index
251
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About the author (1998)

Mahmoud Yazbak, Ph.D. (1992) in History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Haifa. Often prompted by the rich potential of the "sijill" as a historical source, he publishes on many issues relating to the social history of Palestine.

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