Download E-books Ottoman Haifa: A History of Four Centuries under Turkish Rule (Library of Middle East History) PDF

By Alex Carmel

Lower than Ottoman rule, town of Haifa, situated on the southern element of the most important bay at the coast of Israel, was once reworked from a scarcely-inhabited citadel city to an important smooth urban. at the present time town is the third-largest in Israel and has over 250,000 inhabitants.

This publication information the historical past of Haifa below the Ottomans throughout the interval 1516-1918. Alex Carmel makes use of a number of unique assets, together with trip literature from the time, to discover the realities of existence in Haifa less than Ottoman rule and paints a brilliant photo of the improvement of town during this period. He exhibits that it skilled its first major growth as early as 1761 less than Dahar el Omar and that when the institution of the Württemberg Templer Haifa Colony in 1868, the town started to flourish. the ultimate bankruptcy of the booklet exhibits how the town coped with the devastating results of the nice battle and the next fall of the Ottoman Empire and institution of the British Mandate.

Carmel's paintings has turn into the benchmark of the historiography of Israel's 3rd biggest urban and continues to be to today, the best-known and such a lot highly-regarded survey of Haifa lower than Ottoman rule. This, the 1st English version of 'Ottoman Haifa', might be crucial analyzing for all historians of the Ottoman Empire and the center East.

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Download E-books Imagining the Turkish House: Collective Visions of Home PDF

By Carel Bertram

"Houses can develop into poetic expressions of eager for a misplaced previous, voices of a lived current, and desires of a fantastic future." Carel Bertram stumbled on this fact while she went to Turkey within the Nineties and commenced asking humans approximately their stories of "the Turkish house." the partiality and nostalgia with which individuals recalled the particular wood homes that have been as soon as ubiquitous in the course of the Ottoman Empire made her notice that "the Turkish condominium" incorporates wealthy symbolic which means. during this delightfully readable ebook, Bertram considers representations of the Turkish condominium in literature, paintings, and structure to appreciate why the belief of the home has develop into this kind of powerful signifier of Turkish identity.

Bertram's exploration of the Turkish apartment exhibits how this option of Ottoman tradition took on symbolic which means within the Turkish mind's eye as Turkey turned extra Westernized and secular within the early many years of the 20 th century. She indicates how artists, writers, and designers all drew at the reminiscence of the Turkish condo as an area the place altering notions of spirituality, modernity, and identity—as good because the social roles of ladies and the family—could be approached, contested, revised, or embraced in this interval of tumultuous change.

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Download E-books Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy PDF

By John Freely

The as soon as exceptional, now ruined, towns that cluster alongside the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey are reminders of a civilization that produced the 1st Hellenic enlightenment, giving beginning to Homer, Herodotus, and the 1st philosophers of nature. John Freely brings this brilliant civilization to lifestyles as he recounts the epic tragedy of the Greeks in Anatolia, beginning with the Trojan warfare and culminating with the interval after the Turkish struggle of Independence. For historical past buffs, tourists, and somebody drawn to Greek tradition, Freely’s firsthand event of this tradition and zone coupled together with his ardour for storytelling are a successful combination.

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Download E-books About Antiquities: Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire PDF

Antiquities were pawns in empire-building and international rivalries; energy struggles; assertions of nationwide and cultural identities; and cross-cultural exchanges, cooperation, abuses, and misunderstandings—all with the underlying section of monetary achieve. certainly, “who owns antiquity?” is a contentious query in lots of of today’s foreign conflicts.

About Antiquities deals an interdisciplinary examine of the connection among archaeology and empire-building round the flip of the 20 th century. beginning at Istanbul and targeting antiquities from the Ottoman territories, Zeynep Çelik examines the preferred discourse surrounding claims to the prior in London, Paris, Berlin, and ny. She compares and contrasts the reviews of 2 museums—Istanbul’s Imperial Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art—that aspired to emulate eu collections and achieve the status and gear of possessing the fabric fragments of historical historical past. Going past associations, Çelik additionally unravels the advanced interactions between individuals—Westerners, Ottoman choice makers and officers, and native laborers—and their competing stakes in antiquities from such mythical websites as Ephesus, Pergamon, and Babylon.

Recovering views which have been misplaced in histories of archaeology, really these of the excavation workers whose voices have by no means been heard, About Antiquities presents very important ancient context for present controversies surrounding nation-building and the possession of the past.

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Download E-books The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia: Amasya 1576 1643 (Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage) PDF

Did the seventeenth-century problem stopover at the Ottoman Empire? How do we situate the explosion of rural violence and the rebellions of the flip of the 17th century within the Anatolian geographical region? "The cave in of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia" presents the reader with a clean and leading edge standpoint at the lengthy scholarly debate over the query of decline in early glossy Ottoman historical past. It bargains a brand new time table, new form of resource fabric, and a brand new technique for the examine of demographic predicament. via a scientific exam of little-known designated avar z registers, Oktay Ozel demonstrates intimately the mass desertion of rural settlements, the destruction of agricultural financial system, and the ensuing cave in of rural order in Ottoman Anatolia on the flip of the 17th century."

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Download E-books The Arabs of the Ottoman Empire, 1516-1918: A Social and Cultural History PDF

The Ottomans governed a lot of the Arab international for 4 centuries. Bruce Masters's paintings surveys this era, emphasizing the cultural and social adjustments that happened opposed to the backdrop of the political realities that Arabs skilled as matters of the Ottoman sultans. The endurance of Ottoman rule over an enormous zone for numerous centuries required that a few Arabs collaborate within the imperial company. Masters highlights the position of 2 social sessions that made the empire winning: the Sunni Muslim non secular students, the ulama, and the city notables, the acyan. either teams pointed out with the Ottoman sultanate and have been its firmest backers, even if for various purposes. The ulama legitimated the Ottoman kingdom as a righteous Muslim sultanate, whereas the acyan emerged because the dominant political and fiscal classification in so much Arab towns because of their connections to the regime. jointly, the 2 helped to take care of the empire.

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Download E-books The Lycian Way: Turkey's First Long Distance Walking Route PDF

By Kate Clow

The Lycian method is Turkey's first and preferred lengthy distance strolling direction. it's been prolonged by means of 2 days and now ends on the recognized mountaineering partitions at Geyikbayiri, 25km from Antalya. This new 2014 variation of the e-book contains all direction updates and is designed for use with the hot Lycian approach i-phone program.

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Download E-books The Byzantines (The Peoples of Europe) PDF

By Averil Cameron

Winner of the 2006 John D. Criticos Prize

This ebook introduces the reader to the advanced heritage, ethnicity, and identification of the Byzantines.

  • This quantity brings Byzantium – usually misconstrued as a vanished successor to the classical global – to the vanguard of eu history
  • Deconstructs stereotypes surrounding Byzantium
  • Beautifully illustrated with photos and maps

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Download E-books Turkey Since 1970: Politics, Economics and Society PDF

Modern Turkey usually seems to be juggling a plethora of time table matters (radical Islam, terrorism, separatism, enemies with no, enemies inside, corruption, inflation, mafia-government hyperlinks and typical mess ups) with army interventions of various levels and short-lived, wobbly coalition governments. The individuals to Turkey considering the fact that 1970 supply transparent and obtainable historical past info to occasions that experience aided and hindered the country's improvement.

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Download E-books The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey PDF

By Dawn Anahid MacKeen

“This formerly untold tale of survival and private fortitude is on par with Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.” —Library Journal, starred review

“Readers will locate themselves drawn into the whirlpool of occasions, quickly forgetting the author's presence . . . robust, negative tales approximately what everyone is keen to do to different people—but leavened with wish and, finally, forgiveness.” —Kirkus Reviews

The inspiring tale of a tender Armenian’s harrowing get away from genocide and of his granddaughter’s quest to retrace his steps

becoming up, sunrise MacKeen heard fragments of her grandfather Stepan’s tale, of ways he used to be swept up within the lethal mass deportation of Armenians in the course of global conflict I and of ways he miraculously controlled to escape.

eager for a fuller photograph of Stepan’s lifestyles — and the misplaced domestic her family members fled — sunrise travels to Turkey and Syria, throughout a panorama nonetheless rife with stress. utilizing his newly came upon journals as a consultant, she reconstructs her grandfather’s odyssey to the a ways reaches of the Ottoman Empire. There, he stumbled on himself by myself and on a grueling demise march alongside the banks of the Euphrates River.

half reportage, half memoir, The Hundred 12 months Walk alternates among Stepan’s story of resilience and Dawn’s awesome trip, giving us an extraordinary eyewitness account of the 20 th century’s first large-scale genocide. It’s jam-packed with fringe of your seat escapes and money owed of lifesaving kindnesses within the harsh barren region. And it’s within the wilderness that sunrise reveals the unforeseen: the key to Stepan’s survival.

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