The Urban Social History of the Middle East, 1750–1950 – Peter Sluglett
Syracuse University Press | 2008 | PDF
Cities of the Middle East and North Africa have long attracted the attention and interest of historians. With the release and analysis of Islamic court records and Ottoman administrative documents over the last few decades, our knowledge of cities between the seventeenth and early twentieth centuries has vastly expanded. Drawing upon this treasure trove of new documents, contributions in this volume explore the dynamics urban life in the Middle East, providing an overview of the most up to date scholarship in the field.