Ottoman Brothers : Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early 20th Century Palestine

  • Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press c2011
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1 online resource (xii, 343 p.) : ill., maps.
  • 9780804776783 (electronic bk.)
  • 0804776784 (electronic bk.)
  • 9780804770675 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0804770670 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780804770682 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0804770689 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Sacred liberty -- Brotherhood and equality -- Of boycotts and ballots -- The mouthpiece of the people -- Shared urban spaces -- Ottomans of the mosaic faith -- Unscrambling the omelet.
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  • Print version:: Campos, Michelle U. (Michelle Ursula), 1971- Ottoman brothers. Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2011 ; ISBN: 9780804770675
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  • In its last decade, the Ottoman Empire underwent a period of dynamic reform, and the 1908 revolution transformed the empire's 20 million subjects into citizens overnight. Questions quickly emerged about what it meant to be Ottoman, what bound the empire together, what role religion and ethnicity would play in politics, and what liberty, reform, and enfranchisement would look like. "Ottoman Brothers" explores the development of Ottoman collective identity, tracing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews became imperial citizens together. In Palestine, even against the backdrop of the emergence of the Zionist movement and Arab nationalism, Jews and Arabs cooperated in local development and local institutions as they embraced imperial citizenship. As Michelle Campos reveals, the Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine was not immanent, but rather it erupted in tension with the promises and shortcomings of "civic Ottomanism."
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