Christians & Jews in the Ottoman Empire: The Functioning of a Plural Society: Two Volumes: The Central Lands; the Arabic-Speaking Lands

Lewis, Bernard and Benjamin Braude (editors)

Published by Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1982
ISBN 10: 0841905193 / ISBN 13: 9780841905191
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2-volume set, hardcovers, no dustjackets, Volume 1: The Central Lands, Volume 2: The Arabic-Speaking Lands, these volumes (along with many others that we acquired) are from the personal library of Egyptian-born author/economist Charles P. Issawi who has been referred to as "the father of the study of the modern economic history of the Middle East" Issawi signed his name in most of his books but unfortunately, not in this set so you will have to take our word that the light pencil markings in the margins of several of the pages are his, Issawi also contributed an essay to Volume 1 titled "The Transformation of the Economic Position of the Millets in the Nineteenth Century," aside from the pencil markings which do not interfere with any of the text, this set is in excellent condition with no remarkable flaws. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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 empires 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.

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Title: Christians & Jews in the Ottoman Empire: The...
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good+
Edition: 1st American Edition.

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Braude, Benjamin; Lewis, Bernard
ISBN 10: 0841905193 ISBN 13: 9780841905191
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Book Description 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1982 Holmes & Meier hardcover edition. Ex library with stamps and labels and without dustjacket else good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 18O-RPL-EQS

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