New PDF release: The Arab Lands under Ottoman Rule: 1516-1800 (A History of

By Jane Hathaway,Karl Barbir

ISBN-10: 0582418992

ISBN-13: 9780582418998

ISBN-10: 1138168157

ISBN-13: 9781138168152

In this seminal research, Jane Hathaway offers a wide-ranging reassessment of the results of Ottoman rule at the Arab Lands of Egypt, higher Syria, Iraq and Yemen - the 1st of its style in over 40 years.

Challenging superseded perceptions of this era as a demoralizing prelude to the increase of Arab nationalism and Arab geographical regions within the 19th and 20th centuries, Hathaway depicts an period of colossal social, cultural, monetary and political swap which helped to form the rules of modern day smooth center and close to East. Taking complete benefit of a variety of Arabic and Ottoman fundamental resources, she examines the altering fortunes of not just the political elite but in addition the wider inhabitants of retailers, shopkeepers, peasants, tribal populations, spiritual students, ladies, and ethnic and spiritual minorities who inhabited this various and risky region.

With masterly concision and readability, Hathaway courses the reader via the entire key present ways to and debates surrounding Arab society in this interval. this is often excess of simply one other political historical past; it's a worldwide learn which deals a completely new point of view at the period and area as a complete.

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