The decisive consequences of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 had ramifications over the entire Ottoman Empire - and the Ottoman territory of Palestine was no exception. "Late Ottoman Palestine" examines the impact of Young Turk policies and reforms on local societies and administration, using Palestine as a prism through which to explore the impact of the Revolution in the provincial arena far from the administrative and political centre of the capital. It thus sheds light upon the last decade of Ottoman rule in Palestine, crucially dealing with the roots of Jewish-Arab conflict in the area and the early crystallization of Arab, Palestinian and Zionist identities, along with that of an Ottoman imperial identity. It will be a vital resource for students and researchers interested in the modern history of the Middle East, the Ottoman Empire and Palestine.
Yuval Ben-Bassat is Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa. Eyal Ginio is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
This is the first book to be dedicated to the history of Palestine during the seminal period after the 1908 Revolution, when important developments in terms of the press, education, the evolution of national feeling and infrastructural development, took place. It thus sheds light on an important era that has not been adequately covered in any previous work of history. Equally importantly, this book provides an entirely fresh approach, covering a broad range of key subjects related to this tumultuous time in Palestinian history. I strongly recommend this book.
Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, Department of History, Columbia University
This book presents cogently the various perceptions of the Young Turk political, economic, social and cultural policies, as applied in Palestine, as well as the varied responses of the local populations: Muslim and Christian Palestinians, Jews, Armenians and others. This impressive volume that provides valuable insights into the forces of change that have shaped Palestine during this troubled period should be of interest to historians, political scientists, economists and all those interested in cultural developments in the Ottoman state in general, and in the history of late Ottoman Palestine in particular.
Jacob M. Landau, Professor Emeritus, The Department of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
'Taken together, the articles in the volume broaden and deepen our knowledge and understanding of this important chapter in the history of Palestine and of the Ottoman Empire as a whole and give us a more complex and nuanced picture.'
David Kushner, International Journal of Turkish Studies
'mark[s] a new and potentially radical phase of Palestinian/Ottoman/Middle Eastern historiographies'
Akin Sefer, New Perspectives on Turkey
'an excellent starting point for students of Ottoman Palestine, Ottoman Jewry, and the Palestinian Israeli conflict…an essential preparatory guide to the field of Ottoman Palestine.'
Dana Sajdi, Journal of Palestine Studies
Imprint: Tauris Academic Studies
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Series: Library of Ottoman StudiesHardback
Publication Date: 29 Jun 2011
Number of Pages: 320
Illustrations: 5 integrated bw illustrations, 2 maps