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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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11-20 of 28 results in SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East
  1. The Making of the Arab Intellectual

    Empire, Public Sphere and the Colonial Coordinates of Selfhood

    Edited by Dyala Hamzah

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    In the wake of the Ottoman Empire’s nineteenth-century reforms, as guilds waned and new professions emerged, the scholarly ‘estate’ underwent social differentiation. Some found employment in the state’s new institutions as translators, teachers and editors, whilst others resisted civil servant...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey

    Orthodox and Muslims, 1830-1945

    Edited by Benjamin C. Fortna, Stefanos Katsikas, Dimitris Kamouzis, Paraskevas Konortas

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Tracing the emergence of minorities and their institutions from the late nineteenth century to the eve of the Second World War, this book provides a comparative study of government policies and ideologies of two states towards minority populations living within their borders. Making extensive use...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Nazism in Syria and Lebanon

    The Ambivalence of the German Option, 1933–1945

    By Götz Nordbruch

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    The increasingly vibrant political culture emerging in Lebanon and Syria in the 1930s and early 1940s is key to the understanding of local approaches towards the Nazi German regime. For many contemporary observers in Beirut and Damascus, Nazism not only posed a risk to Europe, but threatened to...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Subalterns and Social Protest

    History from Below in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    The articles in this collection provide an alternative view of Middle Eastern history by focusing on the oppressed and the excluded, offering a challenge to the usual elite narratives. The collection is unique in its historical depth - ranging from the medieval period to the present - and its...

    Published January 30th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Islam and the Politics of Secularism

    The Caliphate and Middle Eastern Modernization in the Early 20th Century

    By Nurullah Ardic

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    This book examines the process of secularization in the Middle East in the late 19th and early 20th century through an analysis of the transformation and abolition of Islamic Caliphate. Focusing on debates in both the center of the Caliphate and its periphery, the author argues that the...

    Published January 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Medieval Arabic Historiography

    Authors as Actors

    By Konrad Hirschler

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Medieval Arabic Historiography is concerned with social contexts and narrative structures of pre-modern Islamic historiography written in Arabic in seventh and thirteenth-century Syria and Eygpt. Taking up recent theoretical reflections on historical writing in the European Middle Ages, this...

    Published April 6th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908

    By Gökhan Çetinsaya

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    This is a study of the nature of Ottoman administration under Sultan Abdulhamid and the effects of this on the three provinces that were to form the modern state of Iraq. The author provides a general commentary on the late Ottoman provincial administration and a comprehensive picture of the nature...

    Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Late Ottoman Society

    The Intellectual Legacy

    By Elisabeth Özdalga

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    When the Ottomans commenced their modernizing reforms in the 1830s, they still ruled over a vast empire. In addition to today's Turkey, including Anatolia and Thrace, their power reached over Mesopotamia, North Africa, the Levant, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. The Sultanate was at the apex of a...

    Published February 28th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Opposition and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire

    Conspiracies and Political Cultures

    By Florian Riedler

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    This book looks at opposition to the Ottoman government in the second half of the nineteenth century, examining a number of key political conspiracies and how these relate to an existing political culture. In his detailed analysis of these conspiracies, the author offers a new perspective on an...

    Published December 20th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World

    The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society

    Edited by Amira K. Bennison, Alison L. Gascoigne

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    This volume is an inter-disciplinary endeavour which brings together recent research on aspects of urban life and structure by architectural and textual historians and archaeologists, engendering exciting new perspectives on urban life in the pre-modern Islamic world. Its objective is to move...

    Published July 24th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Intellectuals and Reform in the Ottoman Empire: the Young Turks on Culture and Modernity
    By Stefano Taglia
    To Be Published January 31st 2015

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