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Governing property, making the modern state : law administration and production in Ottoman Syria

Author: Martha Mundy; Richard Saumarez Smith
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Series: Library of Ottoman studies, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was 'modernity' in the Middle East an imported piecemeal from the West? Did Ottoman society really consist of islands of sophistication in a sea of tribal conservatism, as has often been claimed? Not  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Mundy; Richard Saumarez Smith
ISBN: 9781845112912 1845112911
OCLC Number: 70128472
Description: xiii, 306 pages : genealogical tables, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part one. Ottoman jurisprudence concerning ownership of agricultural land --
Jurisprudential debate in the sixteenth century --
Jurisprudential debate in the seventeeth and eighteenth centuries --
Legal reform from the 1830s to the First World War --
Part two. The administration of property in one district of the empire --
Production and settlement in the district of 'Ajlun --
The introduction of bureaucratic registration --
Regional lieadership and the prosecution of a governor --
Property and administration in the later Tanzimat --
Part three. Governing property : administration, village, household --
Registration and political economy in two plains villages --
Registration and political economy in two hill villages --
A village of the plains : Hawwara --
A village of mixed agriculture in the hills : Kufr 'Awan.
Series Title: Library of Ottoman studies, 9.
Responsibility: Martha Mundy & Richard Saumarez Smith.

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