An Ottoman Century: The District of Jerusalem in the 1600s

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Based on micro-level research of the District of Jerusalem, this book addresses some of the most crucial questions concerning the Ottoman empire in a time of crisis and disorientation: decline and decentralization, the rise of the notable elite, the urban-rural-pastoral nexus, agrarian relations and the encroachment of European economy. At the same time it paints a vivid picture of life in an Ottoman province. By integrating court record, petitions, chronicles and even local poetry, the book recreates a historical world that, though long vanished, has left an indelible imprint on the city of Jerusalem and its surroundings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAlbany
PublisherSUNY Press
Number of pages258
ISBN (Electronic)9780791429150
ISBN (Print)9780791429167
StatePublished - Sep 1996

Publication series

NameSUNY Series in Medieval Middle East History
PublisherState University of New York Press


  • Jerusalem
  • Ottman Empire
  • Turkey & Ottoman Empire


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