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Rediscovering Palestine Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900

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ISBN-10: 0520203704

ISBN-13: 9780520203709

Edition: 1996

Authors: Beshara Doumani

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Drawing on previously unused primary sources, this book paints an intimate and vivid portrait of Palestinian society on the eve of modernity. Through the voices of merchants, peasants, and Ottoman officials, Beshara Doumani offers a major revision of standard interpretations of Ottoman history by investigating the ways in which urban-rural dynamics in a provincial setting appropriated and gave meaning to the larger forces of Ottoman rule and European economic expansion. He traces the relationship between culture, politics, and economic change by looking at how merchant families constructed trade networks and cultivated political power, and by showing how peasants defined their identity and…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 10/12/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Beshara Doumani is Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900 and editor of Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property and Gender.

List of Maps, Plates, and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Note on Translation and Transliteration
Introduction: Palestine and the Ottoman Interior
The Meanings of Autonomy
Family, Culture, and Trade
Cotton, Textiles, and the Politics of Trade
The Political Economy of Olive Oil
Soap, Class, and State
Appendix 1. Weights and Measures
Appendix 2. Court Records, Judges, and Private Family Papers
Appendix 3. Soap Factories and the Process of Production
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