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SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

Series Editor: Benjamin C. Fortna, Ulrike Freitag

This series features the latest disciplinary approaches to Middle Eastern Studies. It covers the Social Sciences and the Humanities in both the pre-modern and modern periods of the region. While primarily interested in publishing single-authored studies, the series is also open to edited volumes on innovative topics, as well as textbooks and reference works.

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1-10 of 28 results in SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East
  1. Urban Governance Under the Ottomans

    Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

    Edited by Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly marked by conflict in the 19th century. This collection of essays represents the...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics

    Tanzimat Reform in Tokat, 1839-1876

    By John Bragg

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking theory to analyze and assess the establishment of local governments across the...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. State-Society Relations in Ba'thist Iraq

    Facing Dictatorship

    By Achim Rohde

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Scholarship on Iraq under the Ba’th regime has traditionally focused on the rule of Saddam Hussein and his narrow inner circle. The centrality of the former president in Iraqi politics until spring 2003 and the tyranny of his regime were evident, and available sources concerning developments inside...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The City in the Ottoman Empire

    Migration and the making of urban modernity

    Edited by Ulrike Freitag, Malte Fuhrmann, Nora Lafi, Florian Riedler

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    The nexus of urban governance and human migration was a crucial feature in the modernisation of cities in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century. This book connects these two concepts to examine the Ottoman city as a destination of human migration, throwing new light on the question of...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Nationalism and Liberal Thought in the Arab East

    Ideology and Practice

    Edited by Christoph Schumann

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    This book explores the complex relationship between nationalism and liberal thought in the Arab East during the first half of the twentieth century. Examining this formative period through reformist Islam, Arab secularism and Arab literature, the book situates major shifts in the political...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Untold Histories of the Middle East

    Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Edited by Amy Singer, Christoph Neumann, Selcuk Aksin Somel

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Much traditional historiography consciously and unconsciously glosses over certain discourses, narratives, and practices. This book examines silences or omissions in Middle Eastern history at the turn of the twenty-first century, to give a fuller account of the society, culture and politics. With a...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Court Cultures in the Muslim World

    Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries

    Edited by Albrecht Fuess, Jan-Peter Hartung

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This book provides a comparative perspective on the history of courtly culture in Muslim...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Approaches to the Qur'an

    Edited by G. R. Hawting

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    In recent years, the study of the Qur'an and its interpretation has expanded to incorporate insights gained from historical, biblical, literary and critical studies. A variety of approaches to the Qur'an and the Muslim exegetical tradition are currently available. Approaches to the Qur'an consists...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empire

    Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Nineteenth Century

    By Marc Aymes

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Provincializing the history of the Ottoman Empire, this book provides a critical approach to the projects of ‘modernity’ that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two centuries. Leaving their mark on this period are; the turmoil of insurgency in Greece and Egypt, a growing...

    Published July 5th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Orthodox Christians in the Late Ottoman Empire

    A Study of Communal Relations in Anatolia

    By Ayse Ozil

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Orthodox Christians, as well as other non-Muslims of the Ottoman Empire, have long been treated as insular and homogenous entities, distinctly different and separate from the rest of the Ottoman world. Despite this view prevailing in mainstream historiography, some scholars have suggested recently...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Intellectuals and Reform in the Ottoman Empire: The Young Turks on the Challenges of Modernity
    By Stefano Taglia
    To Be Published May 8th 2015

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