From the Household to the Wider World. Local Perspectives on Urban Institutions in late Ottoman Bilad al-Sham

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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10900/126565
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-1265652
http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-67928
Dokumentart: Buch (Monographie)
Date: 2022
Language: English
Faculty: 5 Philosophische Fakultät
Department: Asien- und Orientwissenschaften
DDC Classifikation: 950 - History of Asia; Far East
Other Keywords: Mamelucken
Jaffa
Gaza
Stadtviertel
Aleppo
Janitscharen
Stadtentwicklung
Kommunalverwaltung
19. Jahrhundert
öffentlicher Raum
Kommune
Infrastruktur
Jerusalem
Modernisierung
Gesundheitswesen
Public Health
Modernisation
Infrastructure
Community
Urban space
19th century
municipalities
Urban development
Janissary
Neighbourhood
Mamluk
urban politics
ISBN: 978-3-947251-38-4
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Abstract:

From the Household to the Wider World provides new insights into urban governance in different cities in Ottoman Palestine and Syria (Bilad al-Sham) during the late Ottoman period, c. 1800–1920. It enriches Ottoman urban studies by viewing cities (not only the major ones that are often discussed in the literature but also peripheral localities) as crucial spaces in which socio-political processes on various scales interact with localized material structures. This outlook addresses the challenges of bridging the divide between text-based studies and the study of material culture, and in so doing maps local cases onto larger historical processes, at the level of the region, the Empire, and global connections. This collection of essays delves into specific case studies based on original research that take different perspectives to explore structure and agency, theory and practice, as well as textual and material evidence to reflect multiple ways to address these challenges. This book will be of interest to scholars, researchers and students of the Middle East in the fields of Urban Studies, History, as well as Ottoman and Islamic Studies. The inclusion of boxed texts listing key sources, instructive illustrations, as well as extensive glossary are all designed to provide students and non-specialists with robust tools to access this field.

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