Petitioning the Sultan

Protests and Justice in Late Ottoman Palestine

Yuval Ben-Bassat examines the petitions, including many previously unpublished ones, sent during the last decades of the Empire to the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II. The petitions enable Ben-Bassat to explore Palestine's history in this formative period from a unique perspective, providing first-hand accounts. Les mer
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Yuval Ben-Bassat examines the petitions, including many previously unpublished ones, sent during the last decades of the Empire to the Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II. The petitions enable Ben-Bassat to explore Palestine's history in this formative period from a unique perspective, providing first-hand accounts.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction
1. The Ottoman Institution of Petitions to the Ruler in Global and Islamic Perspectives
2. General Features of the Petitions
3. Petitions by the Urban Population of Gaza and Jaffa
4. Petitions by the Rural Population and the Bedouins
5. Requests by Ottoman Officials Serving in Palestine
6. Social and Economic Matters
7. The Ottoman Bureaucracy and Administration as reflected in Petitions
8. Templer and Zionist Activity as reflected in Petitions to Istanbul
Conclusion: Old Institutions, New Conditions, a New Meaning of Justice?

Om forfatteren

Yuval Ben-Bassat is Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa, and holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of Chicago.