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A collection of articles on the Hijaz, Yemen and other parts of the Ottoman Arab world in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-906-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Nov 30,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 238
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-906-6
$135.70
$81.42

Historian William Ochsenwald’s collection of essays covers the Arab world under Ottoman rule. However, Ochsenwald eschews the more common subjects – Egypt, Iraq and greater Syriac – for some of the less well-known regions which were part of the Ottoman Empire. A particular strength in Ochsenwald’s writing is the Hijaz, and his articles look at aspects of Ottoman rule in the province, from Ottoman financial policies or the development of the Hijaz railway. He also discusses the role of the Hijaz in emergent Arab nationalism in the twentieth century and European activities in the Hijaz during the nineteenth century. Further down the Arabian peninsula, Ochsenwald also writes on Yemen, where the Ottoman Empire faced a simmering rebellion in the early twentieth century. In addition, Ochsenwald also offers a critical analysis of historiography of the Ottoman Arab world by assessing sources of the study of the region and recent works produced by local historians.

Historian William Ochsenwald’s collection of essays covers the Arab world under Ottoman rule. However, Ochsenwald eschews the more common subjects – Egypt, Iraq and greater Syriac – for some of the less well-known regions which were part of the Ottoman Empire. A particular strength in Ochsenwald’s writing is the Hijaz, and his articles look at aspects of Ottoman rule in the province, from Ottoman financial policies or the development of the Hijaz railway. He also discusses the role of the Hijaz in emergent Arab nationalism in the twentieth century and European activities in the Hijaz during the nineteenth century. Further down the Arabian peninsula, Ochsenwald also writes on Yemen, where the Ottoman Empire faced a simmering rebellion in the early twentieth century. In addition, Ochsenwald also offers a critical analysis of historiography of the Ottoman Arab world by assessing sources of the study of the region and recent works produced by local historians.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 5)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 7)
  • OTTOMAN SOURCES FOR THE HISTORY OF THE HIJAZ (page 11)
  • THE RECENT HISTORIOGRAPHY OF WESTERN ARABIA: ACRITICALEXAMINATION (page 25)
  • THE FINANCIAL BASIS OF OTTOMAN RULE IN THE HIJAZ, 1840-1877 (page 33)
  • OTTOMAN SUBSIDIES OF THE HIJAZ 1877-1886 (page 53)
  • THE COMMERCIAL HISTORY OF THE HIJAZ VILAYET, 1840-1908 (page 63)
  • MUSLIM-EUROPEAN CONFLICT IN THE HIJAZ: THE SLAVE TRADE CONTROVERSY, 1840-1895 (page 87)
  • THE JIDDA MASSACRE OF 1858 (page 103)
  • IRONIC ORIGINS: ARAB NATIONALISM IN THE HIJAZ, 1882-1914 (page 121)
  • THE VILAYET OF SYRIA, 1901-1914: A REEXAMINATION OF DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS AS SOURCES (page 135)
  • THE IMPACT OF OTTOMAN RULE OF YEMEN, 1849-1914 (page 161)
  • THE FINANCING OF THE HIJAZ RAILROAD (page 173)
  • OPPOSITION TO POLITICAL CENTRALIZATION IN SOUTH JORDAN AND THE HIJAZ, 1900-1914 (page 193)
  • A MODERN WAQF: THE HIJAZ RAILWAY, 1900-48 (page 203)
  • ISLAMAND THE OTTOMAN LEGACY IN THE MODERN MIDDLEEAST (page 217)