Governing Property, Making the Modern State: Law, Administration and Production in Ottoman Syria

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Was ""modernity"" in the Middle East merely imported piecemeal from the West? Did Ottoman society really consist of islands of sophistication in a sea of tribal conservatism, as has so often been claimed? In this groundbreaking new book, Martha Mundy and Richard Saumarez Smith draw on over a decade of primary source research to argue that, contrary to popular belief, a distinctively Ottoman process of modernization was achieved by the end of the nineteenth century with great social consequences for all who lived through it. ...

Governing Property, Making the Modern State: Law, Administration and Production in Ottoman Syria 2007, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781845112912

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