Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East: "Modernities" in the Making

Dror Zeʼevi (Editor), Ehud R. Toledano (Editor)

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Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle East:“Modernities” in the Making is an edited volume that seeks to deepen and broaden our understanding of various forms of change in Middle Eastern and North African societies during the Ottoman period. It offers an in-depth analysis of reforms and gradual change in the longue durée, challenging the current discourse on the relationship between society, culture, and law. The focus of the discussion shifts from an external to an internal perspective, as agency transitions from “the West” to local actors in the region. Highlighting the ongoing interaction between internal processes and external stimuli, and using primary sources in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish, the authors and editors bring out the variety of modernities that shaped south-eastern Mediterranean history.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWarsaw
PublisherDe Gruyter Open Ltd.
Number of pages166
ISBN (Electronic)3110439743, 3110439751, 9783110439748, 9783110439755
ISBN (Print)3110439751, 9783110439755
StatePublished - 2015


  • Middle East
  • Turkey
  • Arab countries
  • Turkey & Ottoman Empire
  • Social conditions
  • Africa, North
  • Politics and government


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