Bibliographies

Welcome to the Ottoman History Podcast books and bibliographies section. Every month we will feature hand-crafted bibliographies on select themes and periods presented by our OHP librarian Heather Hughes. Please leave comments or contact us with particular requests or suggestions for additions.

Heather Hughes holds an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and an MSIS. She is currently working as a Project Archivist at the Hoover Library and Archives. She is interested in subject librarianship in Middle Eastern Studies and archival practice. 

January 2017
Books of 2016

We'll start off the new year with a list of books related to Ottoman history from 2016. Let us know if we missed anything!

Books

Allinson, Jamie. The Struggle for the State in Jordan: The Social Origins of Alliances in the Middle East. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris,2016

Anderson, Betty S. A History of the Modern Middle East: Rulers, Rebels, and Rogues. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press,2016.

Bedlek, Emine Y. Imagined Communities in Greece and Turkey: Trauma and the Population Exchanges Under Atatürk. London : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Behdad, Ali. Camera Orientalis: Reflections on Photography of the Middle East. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Cooper, Lisa. In Search of Kings and Conquerors: Gertrude Bell and the Archaeology of the Middle East. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Davidova, Evguenia. Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans: A Socio-Economic History. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Davies, Brian L. The Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Catherine II and the Ottoman Empire. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Ekmekçioğlu, Lerna. Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2016.

Erol, Emre. The Ottoman Crisis in Western Anatolia: Turkey's Belle Epoque and the Transition to a Modern Nation State. London ; New York : I.B. Taurus, 2016.

Eskenazi, Victor. Beyond Constantinople: The Memoirs of an Ottoman Jew. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Faroqhi, Suraiya. A Cultural History of the Ottomans: The Imperial Elite and Its Artefacts. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2016.

Faulkner, Neil. Lawrence of Arabia's War: The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.

Gingeras, Ryan. Fall of the Sultanate: The Great War and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1922. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Ginio, Eyal. The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and Their Aftermath. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Gul, Murat. Architecture and the Turkish City. a History of Istanbul Since the Late Ottoman Empire. London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2016.

Hamzić, Vanja. Sexual and Gender Diversity in the Muslim World: History, Law and Vernacular Knowledge. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Johnson, Robert. The Great War & the Middle East: A Strategic Study. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Junne, George H. The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan. London : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Köksal, Özlem. Aesthetics of Displacement: Turkey and Its Minorities on Screen. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Minawi, Mostafa. The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016.

Naar, Devin E. Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016.

Özel, Oktay. The Collapse of Rural Order in Ottoman Anatolia: Amasya 1576-1643. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016], 2016.

Özyüksel, Murat. The Berlin-Baghdad Railway and the Ottoman Empire: Industrialization, Imperial Germany and the Middle East. London : I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd., 2016.

Reilly, James A. The Ottoman Cities of Lebanon: Historical Legacy and Identity in the Modern Middle East. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Schull, Kent F. Law and Legality in the Ottoman Empire and Republic of Turkey. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016.

Soleimani, Kamal. Islam and Competing Nationalisms in the Middle East, 1876-1926. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Stein, Sarah A. Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Suciyan, Talin. The Armenians in Modern Turkey: Post-genocide Society, Politics and History. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Vovchenko, Denis. Containing Balkan Nationalism: Imperial Russia and Ottoman Christians, 1856-1914. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.

Winter, Stefan. A History of the 'Alawis: From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Yaycioglu, Ali. Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions.  Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016.

Ed. vols.

Bali, Rıfat N. Jewish Journalism and Press in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. İstanbul : Libra Kitapçılık ve Yayıncılık,, 2016.

Berktay, Halil, and Suraiya Faroqhi. New Approaches to State and Peasant in Ottoman History. Oxon : Routledge, 2016.

Boyar, Ebru, and Kate Fleet. Ottoman Women in Public Space. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]

Cora, Yaşar T, Dzovinar Derderian, and Ali Sipahi. The Ottoman East in the Nineteenth Century: Societies, Identities and Politics. , London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016.

Muhanna, Elias. The Digital Humanities and Islamic & Middle East Studies. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2016.

Fuccaro, Nelida. Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2016.

Hickman, Bill, Gary Leiser, and Robert Dankoff. Turkish Language, Literature, and History: Travelers' Tales, Sultans, and Scholars Since the Eighth Century. London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

Isom-Verhaaren, Christine, and Kent F. Schull. Living in the Ottoman Realm: Empire and Identity, 13th to 20th Centuries. Bloomington : Indiana University Press,2016.

McPhillips, Stephen, and Paul D. Wordsworth. Landscapes of the Islamic World: Archaeology, History, and Ethnography.Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

January 2016
Books of 2015

To kick off 2016, we start with a list of some of the many works concerning Ottoman history that were published over the course of the past year. Suggestions for additions are welcome.

Books 

Alajaji, Sylvia. Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile. Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2015. Internet resource.

Aščerić-Todd, Ines, and z. Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia: Sufi Dimensions to the Formation of Bosnian Muslim Society. Brill, 2015.

Ayalon, Yaron. Natural Disasters in the Ottoman Empire: Plague, Famine, and Other Misfortunes. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Banean, Gaṛnik. Goodbye, Antoura: A Memoir of the Armenian Genocide. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2015.

Burak, Guy. The Second Formation of Islamic Law: The Hanafi School in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire.  New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Brummett, Palmira J. Mapping the Ottomans: Sovereignty, Territory, and Identity in the Early Modern Mediterranean. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015. Internet resource.

Ersoy, Ahmet. Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary: Reconfiguring the Architectural Past in a Modernizing Empire. Farnham Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2015.

Farrell, Michèle L. French Travel Writing in the Ottoman Empire: Marseille to Constantinople, 1650-1700. New York, NY: Routledge, 2015.

Firat, Begüm O. Encounters with the Ottoman Miniature: Contemporary Readings of an Imperial Art.  London : I.B. Tauris, 2015.

Gilʻadi, Avner. Muslim Midwives: The Craft of Birthing in the Premodern Middle East. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015

Göçek, Fatma M. Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Greene, Molly. The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1453 to 1768: The Ottoman Empire. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

Harel, Yaron, and D G. Lewental. Zionism in Damascus: Ideology and Activity in the Jewish Community at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. London : I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015.

Hauser, Julia. German Religious Women in Late Ottoman Beirut: Competing Missions. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2015.

Kamel, Lorenzo. Imperial Perceptions of Palestine: British Influence and Power in Late Ottoman Times.  London : I.B. Tauris, 2015.

Kilinçoglu, Deniz T. Economics and Capitalism in the Ottoman Empire. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.

Roberts, Mary. Istanbul Exchanges: Ottomans, Orientalists, and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture.  Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2015.

Rogan, Eugene L. The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. New York, NY : Basic Books, 2015.

El-Rouayheb, Khaled. Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century: Scholarly Currents in the Ottoman Empire and the Maghreb. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015

Al-Salim, Farid. Palestine and the Decline of the Ottoman Empire: Modernization and the Path to Palestinian Statehood. London : I.B. Tauris, 2015.

Seikaly, Sherene. Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2015.

Shefer-Mossensohn, Miri. Science Among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge. Austin : University of Texas Press,, 2015.

Suny, Ronald G. "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015.

Şişman, Cengiz. The Burden of Silence: Sabbatai Sevi and the Evolution of the Ottoman-Turkish Dönmes. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Taglia, Stefano. Intellectuals and Reform in the Ottoman Empire: The Young Turks on the Challenges of Modernity. London : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

Varlik, Nükhet. Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347-1600. , 2015.

Vlami, Despina. Trading with the Ottomans: The Levant Company in the Middle East. London : I.B. Tauris, 2015.

Watenpaugh, Keith D. Bread from Stones: The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism. Oakland, California : University of California Press, 2015

Wharton, Alyson. The Architects of Ottoman Constantinople: The Balyan Family and the History of Ottoman Architecture.  London : I B Tauris, 2015

Wishnitzer, Avner. Reading Clocks, Alla Turca: Time and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2015

Yalçınkaya, M A. Learned Patriots: Debating Science, State, and Society in the Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.

Zachs, Fruma, and Sharon Halevi. Gendering Culture in Greater Syria: Intellectuals and Ideology in the Late Ottoman Period. I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd, New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Ed. vols.

Çelik, Zeynep, Edhem Eldem, and Hande Eagle. Camera Ottomana: Photography and Modernity in the Ottoman Empire, 1840-1914. Istanbul : Koç University Press, 2015.

Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Nineteenth Century Asia and Europe. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Faroqhi, Suraiya. Bread from the Lion's Mouth: Artisans Struggling for a Livelihood in Ottoman Cities. New York : Berghahn Books, 2015.

Freitag, Ulrike, Nelida Fuccaro, Nora Lafi, and Claudia Ghrawi. Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transformation from Empire to Nation State. New York : Berghahn Books, 2015

Gharipour, Mohammad, and Nilay Özlü. The City in the Muslim World: Depictions by Western Travel Writers. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015. Internet resource.

Kerr, Michael, and Craig Larkin. Alawis of Syria: War, Faith and Politics in the Levant. New York, NY ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.

Kieser, Hans-Lukas, Kerem Öktem, and Maurus Reinkowski. World War I and the End of the Ottoman World: From the Balkan Wars to the Armenian Genocide. London : I.B. Tauris, 2015. Print

Michaēl, Michalēs N, Tassos Anastassiadis, and Chantal Verdeil. Religious Communities and Modern Statehood: The Ottoman and Post-Ottoman World at the Age of Nationalism and Colonialism. Berlin : Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2015.

Peacock, A C. S, and Annabel T. Gallop. From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks and Southeast Asia. Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2015.

November 2015
MESA Prize Winners

In anticipation of the 2015 Middle East Studies Association Meeting, here is a list of past MESA book award winners along with reviews or interviews. We've furnished these reviews to provide some useful background on the books that show how they were received or impacted the scholarship of the time in which they were produced.

We've included winners of the Albert Hourani book award, established in 1991, as well as the Roger Owen book award, established in 2001. Altogether, the list documents some of the most important works from the past two decades of Middle Eastern Studies.

The list below is organized alphabetically. Please feel free to comment and if you know other reviews of value, bring them to our attention.

Albert Hourani Book Award Winners: 


Abu, El-Haj N. Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001

Review: Apen Ruiz. Review of El-Haj, Nadia Abu, Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society. H-Gender-MidEast, H-Net Reviews. May, 2004.

Baer, Marc D. Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Interview with author: BAER, MARC, USSAMA MAKDISI, and ANDREW SHRYOCK. "CSSH DISCUSSION: Tolerance And Conversion In The Ottoman Empire: A Conversation." Comparative Studies In Society & History 51.4 (2009): 927-940.

Berkey, Jonathan P. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003

Review: Gunny, Ahmad. "The Formation Of Islam: Religion And Society In The Near East, 600–1800." Journal Of Islamic Studies 15.3 (2004): 364-367.

Bianchi, Robert. Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Review: Heck, Paul L. "Guests Of God: Pilgrimage And Politics In The Islamic World." Journal Of Near Eastern Studies 67.3 (2008): 230-231.

Brower, Benjamin C. A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Reviews: Matthew Lauzon. Review of Brower, Benjamin Claude, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. H-Empire, H-Net Reviews. April, 2013.

Amal Ghazal. Review of Brower, Benjamin Claude, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. H-Levant, H-Net Reviews. June, 2010.
Catlos, Brian A. Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, C. 1050-1614. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Review:Burnett, Charles. "Muslims Of Medieval Latin Christendom, C. 1050-1614." Journal Of      Islamic Studies 26.3 (2015): 341-343. 


Chaudhry, Kiren A. The Price of Wealth: Economies and Institutions in the Middle East. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Review: Vitalis, Robert. "Book Reviews." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 31.4 (1999): 659.

Cook, M. A. Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Review: Donner, Fred M. "Commanding Right And Forbidding Wrong In Islamic Thought." Journal Of Near Eastern Studies 64.4 (2005): 319-320.

Davis, Rochelle. Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Review:Frantzman, Seth J. "Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced." Middle Eastern Studies. 47.4 (2011): 686-688.

DeWeese, Devin A. Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tükles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Tradition. University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.

Review: Karamustafa, Ahmet T. "Book Reviews." Journal Of The American Oriental Society 117.3 (1997): 601.

Eaton, Richard M. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Review: Bulliet, Richard W. "Reviews Of Books: Asia." American Historical Review 100.1 (1995): 213.

Green, Nile. Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Review: Fahad Bishara. Review of Green, Nile, Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915. H-Empire, H-Net Reviews. September, 2011.

Halevi, Leor. Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

Review: Katz, Marion. "Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society." Islamic Law & Society 16, no. 1 (February 2009): 95-97.

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Review: Morris, Benny. "Palestinian Identity (Book Review)." Israel Studies 3.1 (1998): 266.

Makdisi, Ussama S. Artillery of Heaven: American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008

Review: SEDRA, PAUL. "Artillery Of Heaven: American Missionaries And The Failed Conversion Of The Middle East." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 42.1 (2010): 147-148.

Mallat, Chibli. The Renewal of Islamic Law: Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr, Najaf, and the Shi'i International. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Review: Zubaida, Sami. "Book Notes." Political Studies 42.4 (1994): 748-749.

Marcus, Abraham. The Middle East on the Eve of Modernity: Aleppo in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.

Review: Salibi, Kamal. "Book Reviews." Middle Eastern Studies 30.1 (1994): 194.

Matthee, Rudolph P. The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Review: Floor, Willem. "Book Review: the Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900." Middle East Journal. 60.1 (2006): 164-165

Messick, Brinkley M. The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Review: Starrett, Gregory. "Book Reviews." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 26.2 (1994): 347

Necipoğlu, Gülru, and Mohammad Al-Asad. The Topkapı Scroll: Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture : Topkapı Palace Museum Library Ms H. 1956. Santa Monica, CA: Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1995.

Review: Powell, Ann. "Neoplatonism And Geometry In Islamic Art." Art History 21.1 (1998): 135.

Peirce, Leslie P. Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003

Review: Iris Agmon. Review of Peirce, Leslie, Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab. H-Turk, H-Net Reviews. September, 2007.

Rogan, Eugene L. Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Review: Gelvin, James L. "Modern History And Politics." Middle East Journal 54.4 (2000): 668.

Shafir, Gershon, and Yoav Peled. Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Review: Peleg, Ilan. "Review: Being Israeli." Journal Of Modern Jewish Studies 2.2 (2003): 191-195.

Shryock, Andrew. Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination: Oral History and Textual Authority in Tribal Jordan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Review: Khalidi, Rashid. "Reviews Of Books: Middle East And Northern Africa." American Historical Review 104.5 (1999): 1801.

Slyomovics, Susan. The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998

Review: Rabinowitz, D. "The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (slyomovics)." American Ethnologist. 27 (2000): 536-537.

Vasalou, Sophia. Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mutazilite Ethics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Review: Nguyen, M. "Sophia Vasalou. Moral Agents and Their Deserts: the Character of Mu'tazilite Ethics." Review of Middle East Studies Middle East Studies Association of North America. 43.2 (2009): 291-293

White, Sam. The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Review: APPUHN, KARL. "The Nature Of Ottoman History." Eighteenth-Century Studies 46.2 (2013): 302-306.

Winegar, Jessica. Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2006.

Review: Frescura, Franco. "Creative Reckonings: the Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt." Visual Anthropology. 22.1 (2008): 82-83.

Roger Owen Book Awards:

Mikhail, Alan. Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History. Cambridge [England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.

Review: Review: APPUHN, KARL. "The Nature Of Ottoman History." Eighteenth-Century Studies 46.2 (2013): 302-306.

Reynolds, Nancy Y. A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2012.


Review: Shokr, Ahmad. "A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, The Cairo Fire, And The Politics Of Decolonization In Egypt." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 46.4 (2014): 818-820.

October 2015
Ottoman Palestine

This month's list is dedicated to academic works in English dealing with the history of Palestine during the Ottoman period. Please comment or suggest additions to this running list.

Books

Agmon, Iris. Family & Court: Legal Culture and Modernity in Late Ottoman Palestine. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2006.

Aharonson, Ran. Rothschild and Early Jewish Colonization in Palestine. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

Ben-Bassat, Yuval. Petitioning the Sultan: Protests and Justice in Late Ottoman Palestine, 1865-1908. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris,, 2013.

Bussow, Johann. Hamidian Palestine: Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem 1872-1908. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Campos, Michelle U. Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Twentieth-Century Palestine. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Carmel, Alex, Elias Friedman, and Alex Carmel. Ottoman Haifa: A History of Four Centuries Under Turkish Rule. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011.

Cohen, Amnon. The Guilds of Ottoman Jerusalem. Leiden: Brill, 2001

Doumani, Beshara. Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 1995.

Gerber, Haim. Ottoman Rule in Jerusalem, 1890-1914. Berlin: K. Schwarz, 1985.

Gerber, Haim. State and Society in the Ottoman Empire. Farnham: Ashgate/Variorum, 2010.

Grehan, James. Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine. Oxford : Oxford University Press,, 2014.

Hillenbrand, Robert. The Architecture of Ottoman Jerusalem: An Introduction. London: Altajir World of Islam Trust, 2002

Katz, Sheila H. Women and Gender in Early Jewish and Palestinian Nationalism. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 200

Jacobson, Abigail. From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2011

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Kimmerling, Baruch, and Joel S. Migdal. The Palestinian People: A History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2003.

Krämer, Gudrun. A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2008.

LeVine, Mark. Overthrowing Geography: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, and the Struggle for Palestine, 1880-1948. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Lockman, Zachary. Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.

Mandel, Neville J. The Arabs and Zionism Before World War I. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976.

Mazza, Roberto. Jerusalem: From the Ottomans to the British. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2009.

Nassar, Issam. Photographing Jerusalem: The Image of the City in Nineteenth Century Photography. Boulder: East European Monographs, 1997.

Norris, Jacob. Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Pappé, Ilan, and Yael Lotan. The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty: The Husaynis, 1700-1948. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2010.

Perry, Yaron, and Efraim Lev. Modern Medicine in the Holy Land: Pioneering British Medical Services in Late Ottoman Palestine. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2007.

Philipp, Thomas. Acre: The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian City, 1730-1831. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

Robson, Laura. Colonialism and Christianity in Mandate Palestine. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011.

Saposnik, Arieh B. Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Singer, Amy. Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration Around Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Singer, Amy. Constructing Ottoman Beneficence: An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Tamārī, Salīm. Year of the Locust: A Soldier's Diary and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011.

Tucker, Judith E. In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Yazbak, Maḥmūd. Haifa in the Late Ottoman Period, 1864-1914: A Muslim Town in Transition. Leiden: Brill, 1998.

Zeʼevi, Dror. An Ottoman Century: The District of Jerusalem in the 1600s. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.

Edited Volumes

Ottoman Jerusalem: 1. London: Altajir World of Islam Trust, 2000.

Ottoman Jerusalem: 2. London: Altajir World of Islam Trust, 2000.

Ben-Bassat, Yuval, and Eyal Ginio. Late Ottoman Palestine: The Period of Young Turk Rule. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011

Kushner, David. Palestine in the Late Ottoman Period: Political, Social, and Economic Transformation. Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 1986.

O'Mahony, Anthony. The Christian Communities of Jerusalem and the Holy Land: Studies in History, Religion and Politics. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003.

O'Mahony, Anthony, Göran Gunner, and Kevork Hintlian. The Christian Heritage in the Holy Land. London, England: Scorpion Cavendish, 1995.

Articles

Al-Salim, Farid. “Landed Property and Elite Conflict in Ottoman Tulkarm.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 47 (2011): 65.

Avci, Yasemin, Vincent Lemire, and Filistin Naili. “Publishing Jerusalem’s Ottoman Municipal Archives (1892–1917): A Turning Point for the City’s Historiography.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 60(2014): 110.

Ben-Bassat, Yuval. "Rethinking The Concept Of Ottomanization: The Yishuv In The Aftermath Of The Young Turk Revolution Of 1908." Middle Eastern Studies 45.3 (2009): 461-475.

Campos, Michelle U. "Between "Beloved Ottomania" And "The Land Of Israel": The Struggle Over Ottomanism And Zionism Among Palestine's Sephardi Jews, 1908-13." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 37.4 (2005): 461-483.

Campos, Michelle. “Freemasonry in Ottoman Palestine.” 22-23 (2005): 37.

Çiçek, M. Talha. “The Three Lives of Mehmet Lutfi Bey: Under Ottoman, Syrian, and Turkish States.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 60 (2014): 77.

Dolbee, Samuel and Shay Hazkani. “‘Impossible is not Ottoman’: Menashe Meirovitch, ‘Isa al- ‘Isa, and Imperial Citizenship in Palestine.” International Journal of Middle East Studies. 47.2 (2015): 241-262.

Doumani, Beshara B. "Rediscovering Ottoman Palestine: Writing Palestinians into History." Israel/palestine Question. (1999): 11-40.

Gerber, Haim. "Zionism, Orientalism, And The Palestinians." Journal Of Palestine Studies 33.1 (2003): 23-41.

Fishman, Louis. "The 1911 Haram Al-Sharif Incident: Palestinian Notables Versus the Ottoman Administration". Journal of Palestine Studies. 34, no. 3 (2005): 6-22.

Foster, Zachary J.. “The Diary of Sami Yengin, 1917-18: The End of Ottoman Rule in Syria.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 56 (2014): 78-94.

Halabi, Awad. "Liminal Loyalties: Ottomanism and Palestinian Responses to the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-22." 41.3 (2012): 19-37.

Hammoudeh, Sameeh. “New Light on Ramallah’s Origins in the Ottoman Period.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 59 (2014): 37.

Jacobson, Abigail. "Sephardim, Ashkenazim And The 'Arab Question' In Pre-First World War Palestine: A Reading Of Three Zionist Newspapers." Middle Eastern Studies 39.2 (2003): 105.

Jacobson, Abigail. “Alternative Voices in Late Ottoman Palestine: A Historical Note.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 21 (2004): 41.

Kark, Ruth, and Seth J. Frantzman. "Bedouin, Abdül Hamid II, British Land Settlement, And Zionism: The Baysan Valley And Sub-District 1831-1948." Israel Studies 15.2 (2010): 49-79.

Khalidi, Rashid. "Ottoman Notables In Jerusalem: Nationalism And Other Options." Muslim World 84.1/2 (1994): 1.

Klein, Menachem. "Arab Jew In Palestine." Israel Studies 19.3 (2014): 134-153.

Kushner, David. "Ali Ekrem Bey, Governor Of Jerusalem, 1906-1908." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 28.3 (1996): 349.

'Adel, Manna'. "Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rebellions in Palestine." Journal of Palestine Studies. 24.1 (1994): 51-66.

Mazza, Roberto. “Missing Voices in Rediscovering Late Ottoman and Early British Jerusalem.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 53 (2013): 61.

McElrone, Susynne. “Villagers on the Movie: Re-thinking Fallahin Rootedness in Late Ottoman Palestine.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 54 (2013): 56.

Papastathis, Konstantinos and Ruth Kark. “Orthodox Communal Politics in Palestine after the Young Turk Revolution.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 56 (2014):118.

Reilly, James. “The Peasantry of Late Ottoman Palestine.” Journal of Palestine Studies. 10.4 (1981): 82-97. Jerusalem Quarterly. 56 (2014): 52.

Robson, Laura. "Communalism And Nationalism In The Mandate: The Greek Orthodox Controversy And The National Movement." Journal Of Palestine Studies 41.1 (2011): 6-23.

Ruiz, Mario M.. “Photography and the Egyptian Labor Corps in Wartime Palestine, 1917-1918.”

Tamari, Salim. “A Farcical Moment? Nabulsi Exceptionalism and the 1908 Ottoman Revolution.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 60 (2014): 92.

Tamari, Salim. “A “Scientific Expedition” to Gallipoli: The Syrian-Palestinian Intelligentsia and the Ottoman Campaign Against Arab Separatism.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 56 (2014): 6.

Wichhart, Stefanie. “The 1915 Locust Plague in Palestine.” Jerusalem Quarterly. 56 (2014): 29.

Yazbak, Mahmoud. "Nabulsi Ulama in the Late Ottoman Period, 1864-1914." International Journal of Middle East Studies. 29.1 (1997): 71.

Mahmoud Yazbak, “The Municipality of a Muslim Town: Nablus 1864–1914,” Archiv Orientalni: Journal of African and Asian Studies 67 (1999): 339–360.

Yazbak, Mahmoud. "Templars As Proto-Zionists? the "german Colony" in Late Ottoman Haifa." Journal of Palestine Studies : a Quarterly on Palestinian Affairs and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. 28.4 (1999): 40-54.

Yazbak, Mahmoud. "Minor Marriages and Khiyār Al-Bulūgh in Ottoman Palestine: A Note on Women's Strategies in a Patriarchal Society." Israel/palestine Question : a Reader. (2007): 163-185.

April 2015
Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

This April marks the centennial of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. Our montly reading list includes a selection of books, dissertations, and articles in English pertaining to the history of Ottoman Armenians before, during, and after the First World War. Works about other Christian communities in Eastern Anatolia and the Middle East are also included. We hope this list will provide a useful starting point for those interested in the history of Ottoman Armenians, and we encourage readers to offer their own suggestions by sending links to books, articles, and dissertations from worldcat.org.

In addition to this reading list, we would like to draw attention the exciting web project called houshamadyan, which is a space that features a multimedia space for sharing images and other material related to the life of Ottoman Armenians. This project should be of interest not only for those who study the history of Ottoman Armenians but also for anyone interested in the life of town and country in Ottoman Anatolia. Some of the example links from houshamadyan include:

Music Gallery
Marash - Festivals
Dersim - Schools
Agn - Foods

The houshamadyan website takes its name from an incredible genre of books called "houshamadyan" or "memory books" written primarily by Armenians in the diaspora. houshamadyan has furnished a great reading list of these books, most of which are composed in Armenian, which are a fantastic starting point was understanding how the generation of Armenians expelled from Anatolia sought to commemorate their villages and life there. Visit the houshamadyan page to see the complete list.







Books

Aghanian, Denise. The Armenian Diaspora: Cohesion and Fracture. Lanham [Md.: University Press of America, 2007

Ahmad, Feroz. The Young Turks and the Ottoman Nationalities: Armenians, Greeks, Albanians, Jews, and Arabs, 1908-1918. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2014.

Akçam, Taner. The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2012.

Akçam, Taner, and Ümit Kurt. The Spirit of the Laws: The Plunder of Wealth in the Armenian Genocide. New York: Bergahn Books, 2015

Alajaji, Sylvia. Music and the Armenian Diaspora: Searching for Home in Exile. Indiana University Press, 2015.

Aslanian, Sebouh D. From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa. University Of California Press, 2011.

Baum, Wilhelm, and Dietmar W. Winkler. The Church of the East: A Concise History. London: Routledge, 2010.

Bloxham, Donald. The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

 De Waal, T. Great Catastrophe: Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

Der, Matossian B. Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2014.

Deringil, Selim. Conversion and Apostasy in the Late Ottoman Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,  2012.

Ekmekçioğlu, Lerna, and Melissa Bilal. Bir Adalet Feryadı: Osmanlı'dan Türkiye'ye Beş Ermeni Feminist Yazar, 1862-1933. İstanbul: Aras Yayıncılık, 2006.

Gaunt, David, Jan Bet̲-Şawoce, and Racho Donef. Massacres, Resistance, Protectors: Muslim-christian Relations in Eastern Anatolia During World War I. Piscataway, N.J: Gorgias Press, 2006.

Göçek, Fatma M. Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present and Collective Violence against the Armenians, 1789-2009. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

Jirjis, Majdī, and Nabil Mankabadi. An Armenian Artist in Ottoman Egypt: Yuhanna Al-Armani and His Coptic Icons. Cairo, Egypt: American University in Cairo Press, 2008.

Kaiser, Hilmar. The Extermination of Armenians in the Diarbekir Region. Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2014

Kaligian, Dikran M. Armenian Organization and Ideology Under Ottoman Rule: 1908-1914. New Brunswick, N.J: Transaction Publishers, 2009.

Kuyumjian, Rita S. Archeology of Madness: Komitas, Portrait of an Armenian Icon. Princeton, N.J: Gomidas Institute, 2001.

Kévorkian, Raymond H. The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011.

Klein, Janet. The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Krikorian, Mesrob K. Armenians in the Service of the Ottoman Empire, 1860-1908. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1977.

Maksudyan, Nazan. Orphans and Destitute Children in the Late Ottoman Empire. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2014.

Migliorino, Nicola. (re)constructing Armenia in Lebanon and Syria: Ethno-cultural Diversity and the State in the Aftermath of a Refugee Crisis. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008

Panossian, Razmik. The Armenians: From Kings and Priests to Merchants and Commissars. London: C. Hurst & Co, 2006.

Roberts, Mary. Istanbul Exchanges: Ottomans, Orientalists, and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture. California: University of California Press, 2015.

Rodogno, Davide. Against Massacre: Humanitarian Interventions in the Ottoman Empire, 1815-1914. Oxford: Princeton Univ. Press, 2011.

Rowe, Victoria. A History of Armenian Women's Writing, 1880-1922. London: Cambridge Scholars, 2003.

Salt, Jeremy. Imperialism, Evangelism, and the Ottoman Armenians, 1878-1896. London, England: F. Cass, 1993.

Sanjian, Avedis K. The Armenian Communities in Syria Under Ottoman Dominion. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965.

Simēon, and George A. Bournoutian. The Travel Accounts of Simēon of Poland. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2007.

Suny, Ronald G. Looking Toward Ararat: Armenia in Modern History. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993.

Suny, Ronald G. "They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015.

Üngör, Ugur U. The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950. Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2012.

Edited Volumes

Altınay, Ayşe G, Fethiye Çetin, and Maureen Freely. The Grandchildren: The Hidden Legacy of "lost" Armenians in Turkey. New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2014

Boudjikanian-Keuroghlian, Aïda, and Roubina Artinian. Armenians of Lebanon: From Past Princesses and Refugees to Present-Day Community. Beirut: Haigazian University, 2009.

Braude, Benjamin. Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire. Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013.

Cowe, S P. Ani: World Architectural Heritage of a Medieval Armenian Capital. Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2001

Freitag, Ulrike, Malte Fuhrmann, Nora Lafi, and Florian Riedler. The City in the Ottoman Empire: Migration and the Making of Urban Modernity. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis, 2010.

Ginkel, J J, den B. H. L. Murre-van, and Theo M. Lint. Redefining Christian Identity: Cultural Interaction in the Middle East Since the Rise of Islam. Leuven, Belgium: Uitgeverij Peeters en Departement Oosterse Studies, 2005.

Herzig, Edmund, and Marina Kurkchiyan. The Armenians: Past and Present in the Making of National Identity. New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2005.

Hovannisian, Richard G. Armenian Van/vaspurakan. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2000.

Hovannisian, Richard G. Armenian Tigranakert/diarbekir and Edessa/urfa. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2006


Hovannisian, Richard G. Armenian Pontus: The Trebizond-Black Sea Communities. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2009.

Hovannisian, Richard G, and Simon Payaslian. Armenian Constantinople. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2010.

Hovannisian, Richard G. Armenian Kars and Ani. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2011

Hovannisian, Richard G. Armenian Smyrna/izmir: The Aegean Communities. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 2012.

Jongerden, Joost, and Jelle Verheij. Social Relations in Ottoman Diyarbekir, 1870-1915. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Nichanian, Marc, G M. Goshgarian, and Jeff Fort. Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire. New York: Fordham University Press, 2014

Schaller, Dominik J, and Jürgen Zimmerer. Late Ottoman Genocides: The Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and Young Turkish Population and Extermination Policies. London: Routledge, 2009.

Suny, Ronald G, Fatma M. Göçek, and Norman M. Naimark. A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Tachjian, Vahé. Ottoman Armenians: Life, Culture, Society. Berlin : A Houshamadyan Publication, 2014.

Theses and Dissertations

Altuġ, Seda. Sectarianism in the Syrian Jazira: Community, Land and Violence in the Memories of World War I and the French Mandate (1915-1939). Utrecht: Univ. Utrecht, 2011.

Bilal, Melissa. Thou Need'st Not Weep, for I Have Wept Full Sore: an Affective Genealogy of the Armenian Lullaby in Turkey. 2013.

Gutman, David E. Sojourners, Smugglers, and the State: Transhemispheric Migration Flows and the Politics of Mobility in Eastern Anatolia, 1888-1908. , 2012.

Shemmassian, Vahram L. The Armenian Villagers of Musa Dagh: A Historical-Ethnographic Study, 1840-1915. 1996.

Sims, Michael, and Yvonne Y. Haddad. Congregationalist and Anglican Missionaries in Ottoman Hakkari and Tur Abdin. 2013.

Articles

BINER, ZERRIN ÖZLEM. "Acts Of Defacement, Memory Of Loss: Ghostly Effects Of The "Armenian Crisis" In Mardin, Southeastern Turkey." History & Memory 22.2 (2010): 68-94.

Biner, Zerrin Ozlem. "Multiple Imaginations Of The State: Understanding A Mobile Conflict About Justice And Accountability From The Perspective Of Assyrian-Syriac Communities." Citizenship Studies 15.3/4 (2011): 367-379.

Cankara, Murat. "Rethinking Ottoman Cross-Cultural Encounters: Turks And The Armenian Alphabet." Middle Eastern Studies 51.1 (2015): 1-16.

Kieser, Hans-Lukas. "Mission As Factor Of Change In Turkey (Nineteenth To First Half Of Twentieth Century)." Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations 13.4 (2002): 391-410.

Kaiser, Hilmar. "Regional Resistance To Central Government Policies: Ahmed Djemal Pasha, The Governors Of Aleppo, And Armenian Deportees In The Spring And Summer Of 1915." Journal Of Genocide Research 12.3/4 (2010): 173-218.

Der, Matossian B. "From Bloodless Revolution to Bloody Counterrevolution: the Adana Massacres of 1909." Genocide Studies and Prevention. 6.2 (2011): 152-173

Ekmekcioglu, Lerna. "A Climate for Abduction, a Climate for Redemption: the Politics of Inclusion During and After the Armenian Genocide." Comparative Studies in Society and History. 55.3 (2013): 522-553.

Hovannisian, Richard G. 1974. “The Ebb and Flow of the Armenian Minority in the Arab Middle East.” Middle East Journal 28 (1): 19–32.

Kaplan, Sam. "Territorializing Armenians: Geo-Texts, And Political Imaginaries In French-Occupied Cilicia, 1919-1922." History & Anthropology 15.4 (2004): 399-423.

Lessersohn, Nora. "“Provincial Cosmopolitanism” In Late Ottoman Anatolia: An Armenian Shoemaker's Memoir." Comparative Studies In Society & History 57.2 (2015): 528-556.

Maksudyan, Nazan. "Walls of Silence: Translating the Armenian Genocide into Turkish and Self-Censorship." Critique. 37.4 (2009): 635-649.

Özbek, Nadir. "The Politics Of Taxation And The "Armenian Question" During The Late Ottoman Empire, 1876-1908." Comparative Studies In Society & History 54.4 (2012): 770-797.

Payaslian, Simon. “The Destruction of the Armenian Church During Genocide.” Genocide Studies and Prevention. 1.2 (2006): 149-172.

Payaslian, Simon. "Diasporan Subalternities: The Armenian Community In Syria." Diaspora: A Journal Of Transnational Studies 16.1/2 (2007): 92-132.

Riedler, Florian. “The city as a stage for a violent spectacle : the massacres of Armenians in istanbul in 1895-96.” Freitag, Ulrike, Nelida Fuccaro, Nora Lafi, and Claudia Ghrawi. Urban Violence in the Middle East: Changing Cityscapes in the Transformation from Empire to Nation State. , 2015

TACHJIAN, VAHÉ. "Gender, Nationalism, Exclusion: the Reintegration Process of Female Survivors of the Armenian Genocide." Nations and Nationalism. 15.1 (2009): 60-80.

Ueno, Masayuki. "“For The Fatherland And The State”: Armenians Negotiate The Tanzimat Reforms." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 45.1 (2013): 93-109.

Watenpaugh, H.Z. "Preserving the Medieval City of Ani: Cultural Heritage between Contest and Reconciliation." Journal
of the Society of Architectural Historians. 73.4 (2014): 528-555.

Watenpaugh, Keith David. “The League of Nations’ Rescue of Armenian Genocide Survivors and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism, 1920–1927,” American Historical Review 115, 5 (2010): 1315–39.

Watenpaugh, Keith David. "“Are There Any Children For Sale?”: Genocide And The Transfer Of Armenian Children (1915–1922)." Journal Of Human Rights 12.3 (2013): 283-295.


March 2015
Art, Architecture, and the City



This month’s reading list looks at art, architecture, and urban experience. Major cities and monuments feature prominently in these works, as well as the context for their creation and how people interacted with their built environments. Other works address issues of cultural heritage, the politics of preservation and exhibition, and interactions between east and west. As always suggestions are welcome

This list was made with assistance from Lydia Harrington, doctoral student in History of Art and Architecture at Boston University.

Books

Akcan, Esra. Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey, and the Modern House. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.

AlSayyad, Nezar. Cairo: Histories of a City. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.

Arnaud, Jean-Luc. Le Caire: Mise En Place D'une Ville Moderne, 1867-1907 : Des Intérêts Du Prince Aux Sociétés Privées. Arles: Sindbad, 1998.

Arnaud, Jean-Luc. Damas: Urbanisme Et Architecture, 1860-1925 : Essai. Arles: Actes Sud-Sindbad, 2005.

Barillari, Diana and Godoli, Ezio. Istanbul 1900: Art Nouveau Architecture and Interiors.
New York: Rizzoli, 1996.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. Egypt's Adjustment to Ottoman Rule: Institutions, Waqf and Architecture in Cairo, 16th and 17th Centuries. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris, Nicholas Warner, and Bernard O'Kane. The Minarets of Cairo: Islamic Architecture from the Arab Conquest to the End of the Ottoman Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2010.

Bernhardsson, Magnus T. Reclaiming a Plundered Past: Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Bertram, Carel. Imagining the Turkish House: Collective Visions of Home. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.

Blair, Sheila, Jonathan Bloom, and Richard Ettinghausen. The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800. New Haven [Conn.: Yale University Press, 1994.

Bozdoğan, Sibel. Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001.

Çelik, Zeynep. Empire, Architecture, and the City: French-ottoman Encounters, 1830-1914. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008

Çelik, Zeynep. The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986

Crinson, Mark. Empire Building: Orientalism and Victorian Architecture. London: Routledge, 1996.

Cross and Leiser, Cross, Toni M. and Leiser, Gary. A Brief History of Ankara. Indian Ford Press: Vacaville, California, 2000.

Eastmond, Antony. Art and Identity in Thirteenth-Century Byzantium: Hagia Sophia and the Empire of Trebizond. Aldershot [etc.: Ashgate, 2004.

Fetvacı, Emine. Picturing History at the Ottoman Court. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2013.

Goodwin, Godfrey. A History of Ottoman Architecture. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1971.

Grabar, Oleg. Islamic Visual Culture, 1100-1800. Aldershot, Hampshire, Eng: Ashgate, 2006.

Gül, Murat. The Emergence of Modern Istanbul: Transformation and Modernisation of a City. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2009.

Hamadeh, Shirine. The City's Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.

Howard, Deborah. Venice & the East: The Impact of the Islamic World on Venetian Architecture, 1100-1500. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Kafescioğlu, Çiğdem. Constantinopolis/istanbul: Cultural Encounter, Imperial Vision, and the Construction of the Ottoman Capital. University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009.

Kuban, Doğan. Sinan's Art and Selimiye. Beşiktaş, İstanbul: Economic and Social History Foundation, 1997.

Kuran, Aptullah. Sinan: The Grand Old Master of Ottoman Architecture. Washington, D.C: Institute of Turkish Studies, 1987.

Leeuwen, Richard . Waqfs and Urban Structures: The Case of Ottoman Damascus. Leiden: Brill, 1999. Print.

Lifchez, Raymond. The Dervish Lodge: Architecture, Art, and Sufism in Ottoman Turkey. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.

Matthews, Henry. Mosques of Istanbul: Including the Mosques of Bursa and Edirne. Istanbul: Scala, 2010.

Meinecke, Michael. Patterns of Stylistic Changes in Islamic Architecture: Local Traditions Versus Migrating Artists. New York: New York University Press, 1996.

Milstein, Rachel. Miniature Painting in Ottoman Baghdad. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazdâ, 1990.

Necipoğlu, Gülru. The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Necipoğlu, Gülru. Architecture, Ceremonial, and Power: The Topkapi Palace in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. New York, N.Y: Architectural History Foundation, 1991.

Raymond, André. Arab Cities in the Ottoman Period: Cairo, Syria, and the Maghreb. Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain: Ashgate/Variorum, 2002.

Sanders, Paula. Creating Medieval Cairo: Empire, Religion, and Architectural Preservation in Nineteenth-Century Egypt. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2008.

Shaw, Wendy M. K. Ottoman Painting: Reflections of Western Art from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011.

Shaw, Wendy M. K. Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Thys-Şenocak, Lucienne. Ottoman Women Builders: The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2006.

Totah, Faedah M. Preserving the Old City of Damascus. Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, , 2014.

Watenpaugh, Heghnar Z. The Image of an Ottoman City: Imperial Architecture and Urban Experience in Aleppo in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

Weber, Stefan. Damascus: Ottoman Modernity and Urban Transformation (1808-1918). Aarhus University Press: 2009.

Yeomans, Richard. The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul. Reading, Berkshire [England: Garnet Publishing, 2012.

Yürekli, Zeynep. Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2012.

Żygulski, Zdzisław. Ottoman Art in the Service of the Empire. New York: New York University Press, 1992.

Edited Volumes

AlSayyad, Nezar. Hybrid Urbanism: On the Identity Discourse and the Built Environment. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2001.

AlSayyad, Nezar, Irene A. Bierman, and Nasser O. Rabbat. Making Cairo Medieval. Lanham [Md.: Lexington Books, 2005.

Bahrani, Zainab, Zeynep Çelik, and Edhem Eldem. Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914. Istanbul: SALT, 2011.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris and Stephen Vernoit. Islamic Art in the 19th Century. Brill, 2015.

Bierman, Irene A, Rifaʻat A. Abou-El-Haj, and Donald Preziosi. The Ottoman City and Its Parts: Urban Structure and Social Order. New Rochelle, N.Y: A.D. Caratzas, 1991.

Bozdoğan, Sibel, Julia Bailey, and Gülru Necipoğlu. History and Ideology: Architectural Heritage of the "lands of Rum". Leiden: Brill, 2007.

Cinar, Alev, and Thomas Bender. Urban Imaginaries: Locating the Modern City. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Foster, Sabiha. Islam + Architecture. Chichester: Wiley-Academy, 2004.

Frishman, Martin, Hasan-Uddin Khan, and Mohammad Al-Asad. The Mosque: History, Architectural Development & Regional Diversity. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

Gharipour, Mohammad. The Bazaar in the Islamic City: Design, Culture, and History. Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2012.

Hanssen, Jens, Thomas Philipp, and Stefan Weber. The Empire in the City: Arab Provincial Capitals in the Late Ottoman Empire. Würzburg: Ergon in Kommission, 2002.

Isenstadt, Sandy, and Kishwar Rizvi. Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.

Kennedy, Hugh. Muslim Military Architecture in Greater Syria: From the Coming of Islam to the Ottoman Period. Leiden: Brill, 2006

Reina Lewis, Mary Roberts and Zeynep İnankur (eds), The Poetics and Politics of Place: Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism (Seattle and Istanbul: Pera Museum and University of Washington Press, 2011)

Sluglett, Peter. The Urban Social History of the Middle East: 1750-1950. Syracuse University Press, 2008.

Thys-Şenocak, Lucienne, Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, and Günhan Danışman. Aptullah Kuran Için Yazılar: Essays in Honor of Aptullah Kuran / Editors, Çiğdem Kafescioğlu, Lucienne Thys-Şenocak ; Consulting Editor, Günhan Danışman. İstanbul: YKY, 1999.

Chapters in Books

Artan, Tülay and Irvin Cemil Schick, “Ottomanizing Pornotopia: Changing Visual Codes in Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Erotic Miniatures,” in Francesca Leoni and Mika Natif, eds. Eros and Sexuality in Islamic Art (Surrey, England and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013), pp. 157-207.

Bozdoğan, Sibel. “Turkish architecture between Ottomanism and modernism (1873-1931).”  Ways to Modernity in Greece and Turkey: Encounters with Europe, 1850-1950. Eds. Phrankoudakē, Anna, and Çağlar Keyder. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.

Denny, W.B..  “The palace, power and the arts,” Palace of Gold & Light: Treasures from the Topkapi, Istanbul. (Palace Arts Foundation, 2000), 16-25.

Kafesçioǧlu, Çiğdem. “Heavenly and Unblessed, Splendid and Artless: The Mosque Complex of Mehmed II in Istanbul in the Eyes of Its Contemporaries,” in Essays in Honor of Aptullah Kuran, edited by Çiǧdem Kafesçioǧlu and Lucienne Thys-Şenocak (Istanbul: Yapı Kredi Publications, 1999): 211-22.

Kolluoğlu, Biray. “Cityscapes and modernity: Smyrna Morphing into İzmir.” Ways to Modernity in Greece and Turkey: Encounters with Europe, 1850-1950. Eds. Phrankoudakē, Anna, and Çağlar Keyder. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.

Kostof, Spiro. “An Urban Contrast: Cairo and Florence,”A History of Architecture: Settings and
Rituals, 2nd ed. (Oxford, 1995), 363-73

Kostof,  Spiro. “Istanbul and Venice,” A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, 2nd ed.
(Oxford, 1995), 453-83

Necipoǧlu, Gülru. “The suburban landscape of sixteenth-century Istanbul as a mirror of classical Ottoman garden culture.” Gardens in the Time of the Great Muslim Empires: Theory and Design. Ed. Petruccioli, Attilio. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1997.

Necipoğlu, Gülrü. "A Kanun for the State, a Canon for the Arts: Conceptualizing the Classical Synthesis of Ottoman Art and Architecture," in Soliman le magnifique et son temps, pp. 195-216.

Pallini, Christina. “Geographic theatres, port landscapes and architecture in the Eastern Mediterranean : Salonica, Alexandria, İzmir.” Cities of the Mediterranean: From the Ottomans to the Present Day. Eds. Kolluoğlu, Biray, and Meltem Toksözö. London: I.B. Tauris, 2010.

Rabbat, Nasser. The formation of the neo-mamluk style in modern Egypt. Anderson, Stanford, and Martha D. Pollak. The Education of the Architect: Historiography, Urbanism, and the Growth of Architectural Knowledge : Essays Presented to Stanford Anderson. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1997.

Yerolympos, Alexandra. “New patterns of urban development in the Aegean Islands, 1850-1920s .” Ways to Modernity in Greece and Turkey: Encounters with Europe, 1850-1950. Eds. Phrankoudakē, Anna, and Çağlar Keyder. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.

Primary Sources

Hafız, Hüseyin A, and Howard Crane. The Garden of the Mosques: Hafiz Hüseyin Al-Ayvansarayî's Guide to the Muslim Monuments of Ottoman Istanbul. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

Sinan, Mimar, Howard Crane, Esra Akin, and Gülru Necipoğlu. Sinan's Autobiographies: Five Sixteenth-Century Texts. Leiden: Brill, 2006.

Articles

Abu-Lughod, Janet. “The Islamic City--Historic Myth, Islamic Essence, and Contemporary Relevance.” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 19. 2 ( 1987), pp. 155-176

Avicioğlu, N.. “Istanbul: The palimpsest city in search of its architect,” Res 53/54 (2008): 190-
210

Aygen, Zeynep. "A Ship Sailing East With Its Voyagers Travelling West: Architectural Saints, City Fathers And Design Patrons In The Late Ottoman Empire." Journal Of Design History 20.2 (2007): 93-108.

Bagci, Serpil. “Portrayals of the Sultans in Illustrated Histories of the Ottoman Dynasty,” Islamic Art VI (2009): 113-127

Baydar, Gülsüm. "Teaching Architectural History In Turkey And Greece: The Burden Of The Mosque And The Temple." Journal Of The Society Of Architectural Historians 62.1 (2003): 84-91.

Behrens-Abouseif, Doris. "The Complex of Sultan Mahmud I in Cairo." Muqarnas: an Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World. 28 (2011): 195-219.

Buyukmihci, Gonca1, Zuhal Ozcan, and Hale1 Kozlu. "Three Greek Orthodox Churches From Kayseri, Turkey, And The Ethnic Composition Of Ottoman Society." Transactions Of The Ancient Monuments Society 51.(2007): 31-51.

Cerasi, Maurice. “The Urban and Architectural Evolution of the Istanbul Divanyolu: Urban Aesthetics and Ideology in Ottoman Town Building,” Muqarnas 22 (2005):189-232.

Carroll, Lynda, Adam Fenner, and Øystein S. LaBianca. "The Ottoman Qasr At Hisban: Architecture, Reform, And New Social Relations." Near Eastern Archaeology 69.3/4 (2006): 138-145.

Çelik, Zeynep. “New Approaches to the "Non-Western" City.”Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 58.3 (1999): 374-381.

Deǧirmenci, Tülün. “An Illustrated Mecmua: The Commoner’s Voice and the Iconography of the Court in Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Painting.” Ars Orientalis 41 (2011):

Ergin, Nina. "The Soundscape Of Sixteenth-Century Istanbul Mosques: Architecture And Qur'an Recital." Journal Of The Society Of Architectural Historians 67.2 (2008): 204-221.

Ersoy, Ersoy. A” Sartorial Tribute to Late Tanzimat Ottomanism: The Elbise-i 'Osmaniyye Album,” Muqarnas 29 (2003): 187-208.

Fetvaci, Emine. "From Print To Trace: An Ottoman Imperial Portrait Book And Its Western European Models." Art Bulletin95.2 (2013): 243-268.

Hamadeh, Shirine. "Ottoman Expressions Of Early Modernity And The “Inevitable” Question Of Westernization." Journal Of The Society Of Architectural Historians 63.1 (2004): 32-51.

Howard, D. “Venice between east and west: Marc'Antonio Barbaro and Palladio's church of the
Redentore.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 62 (2003) 306-325

Kezer, Zeynep. "Contesting Urban Space in Early Republican Ankara." Journal of Architectural Education. 52.1 (1998): 11-19.

Mathews, Annie-Christine Daskalakis. "Mamluk Elements In The Damascene Decorative System Of The Eighteenth And Nineteenth Centuries." Artibus Asiae 66.2 (2006): 69-96.

Maksudyan, Nazan. “Orphans, Cities, and the State: Vocational Orphanages (Islâhhanes) and Reform in the Late Ottoman Urban Space.” Int. J. Middle East Stud. 43 (2011), 493–511.

Necipoğlu, Gülrü. “Framing the Gaze in Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Palaces,” Ars Orientalis 23 (1993), pp. 303-12

Necipoǧlu, Gülrü. “Visual Cosmopolitanism and Creative Translation: Artistic Conversations with Renaissance Italy in Mehmed II’s Constantinople,” Muqarnas 29 (2012): 1-82

Ojalvo, Roysi. "Showcasing Istanbul's Jewish Past." Future Anterior: Journal Of Historic Preservation History Theory & Criticism 11.2 (2014): 48-63.

Overton, Keelan. "A History Of Ottoman Art History Through The Private Database Of Edwin Binney, 3rd." Journal Of Art Historiography 6 (2012): 1-19.

SAKR, YASIR MOHAMMAD1. "Sinan's Ambivalence: The Triangular Design Of The Süleymaniye Schools Complex In Istanbul." Journal Of The Society Of Architectural Historians 73.3 (2014): 398-416.

Tekinalp, Pelin Şahin. "Links Between Painting And Photography In Nineteenth- Century Turkey." History Of Photography 34.3 (2010): 291-299.

Töker, Umut and Töker, Zeynep. “Family Structure and Spatial Configuration in Turkish House Form in Anatolia from Late Nineteenth Century to Late Twentieth Century.” In Proceedings of the Fourth International Space Syntax Symposium. London, UK, 2003.

Upton, Dell. "Starting From Baalbek: Noah, Solomon, Saladin, And The Fluidity Of Architectural History." Journal Of The Society Of Architectural Historians 68.4 (2009): 457-465.

Reference

Sinclair, Susan, C H. Bleaney, and Suárez P. García. Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World: Volume 1. Leiden: BRILL, 2012.

Sinclair, Susan. Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World (2 Vol. Set). Leiden: BRILL, 2012.

February 2015
Gender

This month’s list is organized around the theme of gender in the Ottoman Empire, which includes additional subjects such as sexuality, feminism, femininity, masculinity, family, marriage, and the larger issue of women in history. Efforts were made to include diverse themes, geographic areas, and religious and ethnic groups. Comments and suggestions are welcome.




Books

Agmon, Iris. Family & Court: Legal Culture and Modernity in Late Ottoman Palestine. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2006.

Andrews, Walter G, and Mehmet Kalpaklı. The Age of Beloveds: Love and the Beloved in Early-Modern Ottoman and European Culture and Society. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.

Balsoy, Gülhan. The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838-1900. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2013.

Baron, Beth. Egypt As a Woman: Nationalism, Gender, and Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Cuno, Kenneth. Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt. Syracuse Univ Pr, 2015.

Duben, Alan, and Cem Behar. Istanbul Households: Marriage, Family, and Fertility, 1880-1940. England: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Ekmekçioğlu, Lerna, and Melissa Bilal. Bir Adalet Feryadı: Osmanlı'dan Türkiye'ye Beş Feminist Yazar, 1862-1933 [A Cry for Justice: Five Feminist Writers in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, 1862-1933]. İstabul: Aras, 2006.

El-Rouayheb, Khaled. Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800: Khaled El-Rouayheb. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Faroqhi, Suraiya. Stories of Ottoman Men and Women: Establishing Status, Establishing Control. İstanbul: Eren, 2002.

Fay, Mary A. Unveiling the Harem: Elite Women and the Paradox of Seclusion in Eighteenth-Century Cairo. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2012.

Hatem, Mervat F. Literature, Gender, and Nation-Building in Nineteenth-Century Egypt: The Life and Works of ʹaísha Taymur. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Jacob, Wilson C. Working Out Egypt: Effendi Masculinity and Subject Formation in Colonial Modernity, 1870-1940. Durham [NC: Duke University Press, 2011

Kallander, Amy A. Women, Gender, and the Palace Households in Ottoman Tunisia. Austin, Tex: University of Texas Press, 2013.

Kern, Karen M. Imperial Citizen: Marriage and Citizenship in the Ottoman Frontier Provinces of Iraq. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2011

Kozma, Liat. Policing Egyptian Women: Sex, Law, and Medicine in Khedival Egypt. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2011

Lewis, Reina. Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel and the Ottoman Harem. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004.

Peirce, Leslie P. The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Peirce, Leslie P. Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Reeves-Ellington, Barbara. Domestic Frontiers: Gender, Reform, and American Interventions in the Ottoman Balkans and the Near East. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2013

Semerdjian, Elyse. "Off the Straight Path": Illicit Sex, Law, and Community in Ottoman Aleppo. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2008.

Singer, Amy. Constructing Ottoman Beneficence: An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.

Thys-Şenocak, Lucienne. Ottoman Women Builders: The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2006.

Tucker, Judith E. In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Zarinebaf, Fariba. Women on the Margins: Gender, Charity and Justice in the Early Modern Middle East. Istanbul: The Isis Press, 2014.

Zeʼevi, Dror. Producing Desire: Changing Sexual Discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Zilfi, Madeline C. Women and Slavery in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Design of Difference. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Edited Volumes

Abu-Lughod, Lila. Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1998.

Booth, Marilyn. Harem Histories: Envisioning Places and Living Spaces. Durham: Duke University Press, 2010.

Buturović, Amila, and İrvin C. Schick. Women in the Ottoman Balkans: Gender, Culture and History. London: I. B. Tauris, 2007.

Doumani, Beshara. Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property, and Gender. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.

Kandiyoti, Deniz. Women, Islam, and the State. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1991.

Keddie, Nikki R, and Beth Baron. Women in Middle Eastern History: Shifting Boundaries in Sex and Gender. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

Köksal, Duygu, and Anastasia Falierou. A Social History of Late Ottoman Women: New Perspectives. Leiden: BRILL, 2013. I

Maksudyan, Nazan. Women and the City, Women in the City: A Gendered Perspective to Ottoman Urban History. , 2014.

Okkenhaug, Inger M, and Ingvild Flaskerud. Gender, Religion and Change in the Middle East: Two Hundred Years of History. Oxford: Berg, 2005.

Ruggles, D F. Women, Patronage, and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000

Sonbol, Amira E. A. Beyond the Exotic: Women's Histories in Islamic Societies. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2005.

Sperling, Jutta G, and Shona K. Wray. Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800). New York: Routledge, 2010.

Zilfi, Madeline C. Women in the Ottoman Empire: Middle Eastern Women in the Early Modern Era. Leiden: Brill, 1997.

Articles

Akşit, Elif Ekin. "Fatma Aliye's Stories: Ottoman Marriages Beyond The Harem." Journal Of Family History 35.3 (2010): 207-218.

Altınbaş, Nihan. "Marriage And Divorce In The Late Ottoman Empire: Social Upheaval, Women’S Rights, And The Need For New Family Law." Journal Of Family History 39.2 (2014): 114-125.

Babayan, Kathryn, and Afsaneh Najmabadi. Islamicate Sexualities: Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire. Cambridge, Mass: Center for Middle Eastern Studies of Harvard University, 2008.

Baer, Marc. "Islamic Conversion Narratives Of Women: Social Change And Gendered Religious Hierarchy In Early Modern Ottoman Istanbul." Gender & History 16.2 (2004): 425-458.

Baer, Marc. "Manliness, Male Virtue And History Writing At The Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Court." Gender & History 20.1 (2008): 128-148.

Başci, Pelin. "Love, Marriage, And Motherhood: Changing Expectations Of Women In Late Ottoman Istanbul." Turkish Studies 4.3 (2003): 145-177.

Dalakoura, Katerina. "The Moral And Nationalist Education Of Girls In The Greek Communities Of The Ottoman Empire ( C .1800–1922)." Women's History Review 20.4 (2011): 651-662


Demirci, Tuba, and Selçuk Aksin Somel. 2008. "Women's Bodies, Demography, and Public Health: Abortion Policy and Perspectives in the Ottoman Empire of the Nineteenth Century". Journal of the History of Sexuality. 17: 377-420.

Exertzoglou, Haris. "The Cultural Uses Of Consumption: Negotiating Class, Gender, And Nation In The Ottoman Urban Centers During The 19Th Century." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 35.1 (2003): 77.

Fuhrmann, Malte. "'Western Perversions' At The Threshold Of Felicity: The European Prostitutes Of Galata-Pera (1870-1915)." History & Anthropology 21.2 (2010): 159-172.

Havlioğlu, Didem. 2010. "On the Margins and between the Lines: Ottoman Women Poets from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries". Turkish Historical Review. 1, no. 1: 25-54. 

Karakaya- Stump, Ayfer. "Debating Progress In A 'Serious Newspaper For Muslim Women': The Periodical Kadın Of The Post-Revolutionary Salonica, 1908-1909." British Journal Of Middle Eastern Studies 30.2 (2003): 155-181.

Kuru, Selim S. "Sex in the Text: Deli Birader's Dâfi‘ü 'l-Gumûm Ve Râfi‘ü 'l-Humûm and the Ottoman Literary Canon." Middle Eastern Literatures. 10.2 (2007): 157-174.

Lamdan, Ruth. "Jewish Women As Providers In The Generations Following The Expulsion From Spain." Nashim: A Journal Of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues 13 (2007): 49-67.

Najmabadi, Afsaneh. "Genus of Sex or the Sexing of Jins." International Journal of Middle East Studies. 45.2 (2013): 211-231.

Öztürkmen, Arzu. "The Women's Movement Under Ottoman And Republican Rule." Journal Of Women's History 25.4 (2013): 255-264. Academic Search Complete.

Peirce, Leslie. "Writing Histories Of Sexuality In The Middle East." American Historical Review 114.5 (2009): 1325-1339.

Rafeq, Abdul-Karim. "Women In The Sharia Court Records Of Ottoman Damascus." Turkish Historical Review 3.2 (2012): 119-142.

Semerdjian, Elyse. "Naked Anxiety: Bathhouses, Nudity, And The Dhimmī Woman In 18Th-Century Aleppo." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 45.4 (2013): 651-676.

Tuğ, Başak. "Gender And Ottoman Social History." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 46.2 (2014): 379-381.

Üngör, Uğur Ümit. "Orphans, Converts, And Prostitutes: Social Consequences Of War And Persecution In The Ottoman Empire, 1914–1923." War In History 19.2 (2012): 173-192.

Ze'evi, Dror. "Hiding Sexuality: The Disappearance Of Sexual Discourse In The Late Ottoman Middle East." Social Analysis 49.2 (2005): 34-53.

December 2014
Kurds


This list provides an overview of English-language works relevant to the history of Kurds in the Ottoman Empire and post-Ottoman states. Themes and issues include nationalism and national consciousness, political mobilization, gender, language, border issues, and social relations. Comments and suggestions for additions are welcome.

Books

Ahmed, Mohammed M. A, and Michael M. Gunter. The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2007.

Aslan, Senem. Nation-building in Turkey and Morocco: Governing Kurdish and Berber Dissent, 2015.

Barkey, Henri J, and Graham E. Fuller. Turkey's Kurdish Question. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998.

Bengio, Ofra. The Kurds of Iraq: Building a State Within a State. Boulder, Colo: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012.

Bruinessen, Martin . Agha, Shaikh, and State: The Social and Political Structures of Kurdistan. London: Zed Books, 1992.

Fuccaro, Nelida. The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq. London: I.B. Tauris, 1999.

Jongerden, Joost, and Jelle Verheij. Social Relations in Ottoman Diyarbakır, 1870-1915. Leiden [etc.: Brill, 2012.

Kasaba, Reşat. A Moveable Empire: Ottoman Nomads, Migrants, and Refugees. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009.

Kaya, Mehmed S. The Zaza Kurds of Turkey: A Middle Eastern Minority in a Globalised Society. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2011

Kirişci, Kemal, and Gareth M. Winrow. The Kurdish Question and Turkey: An Example of a Trans-State Ethnic Conflict. London: Frank Cass, 1997.

Klein, Janet. The Margins of Empire: Kurdish Militias in the Ottoman Tribal Zone. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2011.

McDowall, David. A Modern History of the Kurds. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004.

Marcus, Aliza. Blood and Belief: The Pkk and the Kurdish Fight for Independence. New York: New York University Press, 2007.

Natali, Denise. The Kurds and the State: Evolving National Identity in Iraq, Turkey, and Iran. Syracuse, N.Y: Syracuse University Press, 2005.

 Özoğlu, Hakan. Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State: Evolving Identities, Competing Loyalties, and Shifting Boundaries. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004.

Romano, David. The Kurdish Nationalist Movement: Opportunity, Mobilization, and Identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Tejel, Jordi, Emily Welle, and Jane Welle. Syria's Kurds: History, Politics and Society. London: Routledge, 2009.

Vali, Abbas. Essays on the Origins of Kurdish Nationalism. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda Publishers, 2003.

Watts, Nicole F. Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010.

White, Benjamin T. The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.

Yalçın-Heckmann, Lale. Tribe and Kinship Among the Kurds. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, 1991.

Articles

Aslan, Senem. “EVERYDAY FORMS OF STATE POWER AND THE KURDS IN THE EARLY TURKISH REPUBLIC.' International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 43, no. 1 (2011), pp. 75-93,

Aslan, Senem. “Incoherent State: The Controversy over Kurdish Naming in Turkey.” European Journal of Turkish Studies [En ligne], 10 | 2009, mis en ligne le 29 décembre 2009, Consulté le 18 décembre 2014. URL : http://ejts.revues.org/4142.

Ateş, Sabri. "In The Name Of The Caliph And The Nation: The Sheikh Ubeidullah Rebellion Of 1880–81." Iranian Studies 47.5 (2014): 735-798.

Belge, Ceren. "State Building and the Limits of Legibility: Kinship Networks and Kurdish Resistance in Turkey." International Journal of Middle East Studies. 43.1 (2011): 95-114.

Bozkurt, Serhat. "The Kurds And Settlement Policies From The Late Ottoman Empire To Early Republican Turkey: Continuities And Discontinuities (1916–34)." Iranian Studies 47.5 (2014): 823-837.

Doğan, Ali Ekber, and Bediz Yılmaz. "Ethnicity, Social Tensions And Production Of Space In Forced Migration Neighbourhoods Of Mersin: Comparing The Case Of The Demirtaş Neighbourhood With Newly Established Ones." Journal Of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies 13.4 (2011): 475-494.

Dorronsoro, Gilles, and Nicole F. Watts. "Toward Kurdish Distinctiveness In Electoral Politics: The 1977 Local Elections In Diyarbakir." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 41.3 (2009): 457-478.

FUCCARO, NELIDA. "Ethnicity and the City: the Kurdish Quarter of Damascus between Ottoman and French Rule, C. 1724-1946." Urban History. 30.2 (2003): 206-224.

Kose, Talha. "Between Nationalism, Modernism And Secularism: The Ambivalent Place Of ‘Alevi Identities’." Middle Eastern Studies 49.4 (2013): 590-607.

Gündoğan, Azat Zana. "Space, State-Making And Contentious Kurdish Politics In The East Of Turkey: The Case Of Eastern Meetings, 1967." Journal Of Balkan & Near Eastern Studies 13.4 (2011): 389-416.

Harris, Leila M.. “States at the Limit: Tracing Contemporary State-Society Relations in the Borderlands of Southeastern Turkey.” European Journal of Turkish Studies [En ligne], 10 | 2009, mis en ligne le 29 décembre 2009, Consulté le 18 décembre 2014. URL : http://ejts.revues.org/4122.

James, Boris. "Arab Ethnonyms (‘Ajam, ‘Arab, Badū And Turk): The Kurdish Case As A Paradigm For Thinking About Differences In The Middle Ages." Iranian Studies 47.5 (2014): 683-712.

KLEIN, JANET. "Kurdish nationalists and non-nationalist Kurdists: rethinking minority nationalism and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, 1908–1909." Nations & Nationalism 13, no. 1 (January 2007): 135-153.

Leezenberg, Michiel. 2014. "Elî Teremaxî and the Vernacularization of Medrese Learning in Kurdistan." Iranian Studies 47, no. 5: 713-733.

Maisel, Sebastian. "Syria's Yezidis In The Kūrd Dāgh And The Jazīra: Building Identities In A Heterodox Community." Muslim World 103.1 (2013): 24-40.

Mlodoch, Karin. "''We Want To Be Remembered As Strong Women, Not As Shepherds'': Women Anfal Survivors In Kurdistan-Iraq Struggling For Agency And Acknowledgement." Journal Of Middle East Women's Studies 8.1 (2012): 63-91.

Öktem, K. (2004), Incorporating the time and space of the ethnic ‘other’: nationalism and space in Southeast Turkey in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Nations and Nationalism, 10: 559–578.

Olson, Robert. "The Kurdish Rebellions Of Sheikh Said (1925), Mt. Ararat (1930), And Dersim (1937-8): Their Impact On The Development Of The Turkish Air Force And On Kurdish And Turkish Nationalism." Welt Des Islams 40.1 (2000): 67

Poyraz, Bedriye. "The Turkish State And Alevis: Changing Parameters Of An Uneasy Relationship." Middle Eastern Studies 41.4 (2005): 503-516.

Rabo, Annika. “Conviviality and Conflict in Contemporary Aleppo.” Religious Minorities in the Middle East: Domination, Self-empowerment, Accommodation. Eds. Anh Nga Longva and Anne Sofie Roald. Brill, 2012. 123-148.

Rhys Bajalan, Djene. "Şeref Xan's Sharafnama : Kurdish Ethno-Politics In The Early Modern World, Its Meaning And Its Legacy." Iranian Studies 45.6 (2012): 795-818

Scalbert-Yücel, Clémence. "Emergence And Equivocal Autonomization Of A Kurdish Literary Field In Turkey." Nationalities Papers 40.3 (2012): 357-372

Scalbert-Yücel, Clémence. “The Invention of a Tradition: Diyarbakır’s Dengbêj Project.” European Journal of Turkish Studies [En ligne], 10 | 2009, mis en ligne le 29 décembre 2009, Consulté le 14 décembre 2014. URL : http://ejts.revues.org/4055.

Tejel Gorgas, Jordi. "The Kurdish Cultural Movement In Mandatory Syria And Lebanon: An Unfinished Project Of “National Renaissance,” 1932–46." Iranian Studies 47.5 (2014): 839-855.

Törne, Annika. "Dedes In Dersim: Narratives Of Violence And Persecution." Iran & The Caucasus 16.1 (2012): 71-95.

Üngör, Uğur Ümit. "Rethinking The Violence Of Pacification: State Formation And Bandits In Turkey, 1914-1937." Comparative Studies In Society & History 54.4 (2012): 746-769.

Yanik, Lerna. "‘ Nevruz ’ Or ‘Newroz’? Deconstructing The ‘Invention’ Of A Contested Tradition In Contemporary Turkey." Middle Eastern Studies 42.2 (2006): 285-302

Yilmaz, Harun. "The Rise Of Red Kurdistan." Iranian Studies 47.5 (2014): 799-822.

Watts, Nicole F.. “Relocating Dersim: Turkish State-building and Kurdish Resistance.” New Perspectives on Turkey 23 (2000): 5-30.

White, Benjamin Thomas. "The Kurds Of Damascus In The 1930s: Development Of A Politics Of Ethnicity." Middle Eastern Studies 46.6 (2010): 901-917.

Dissertations

Altuğ, Seda. Sectarianism in the Syrian Jazira: Community, land and violence in the memories of World War I and the French mandate (1915- 1939), 2011.

Belge, Ceren. Whose Law?: Clans, Honor Killings and State-Minority Relations in Turkey and Israel , 2008. Print.

Ozsoy, Hisyar. Between Gift and Taboo: Death and the Negotiation of National Identity and Sovereignty in the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey, 2010.

Primary Sources

Bidlīsī, Sharaf Khān, and Mehrdad R. Izady. The Sharafnama, or, The History of the Kurdish Nation, 1597. Costa Mesa, Calif: Mazda, 2005. 

November 2014
MESA Prize Winnters

In anticipation of the 2014 Middle East Studies Association Meeting, here is a list of past MESA book award winners along with reviews or interviews. We've furnished these reviews to provide some useful background on the books that show how they were received or impacted the scholarship of the time in which they were produced.

We've included winners of the Albert Hourani book award, established in 1991, as well as the Roger Owen book award, established in 2001. Altogether, the list documents some of the most important works from the past two decades of Middle Eastern Studies.

The list below is organized alphabetically. Please feel free to comment and if you know other reviews of value, bring them to our attention.

Albert Hourani Book Award Winners: 


Abu, El-Haj N. Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001

Review: Apen Ruiz. Review of El-Haj, Nadia Abu, Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society. H-Gender-MidEast, H-Net Reviews. May, 2004.

Baer, Marc D. Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Interview with author: BAER, MARC, USSAMA MAKDISI, and ANDREW SHRYOCK. "CSSH DISCUSSION: Tolerance And Conversion In The Ottoman Empire: A Conversation." Comparative Studies In Society & History 51.4 (2009): 927-940.

Berkey, Jonathan P. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003

Review: Gunny, Ahmad. "The Formation Of Islam: Religion And Society In The Near East, 600–1800." Journal Of Islamic Studies 15.3 (2004): 364-367.

Bianchi, Robert. Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Review: Heck, Paul L. "Guests Of God: Pilgrimage And Politics In The Islamic World." Journal Of Near Eastern Studies 67.3 (2008): 230-231.

Brower, Benjamin C. A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

Reviews: Matthew Lauzon. Review of Brower, Benjamin Claude, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. H-Empire, H-Net Reviews. April, 2013.

Amal Ghazal. Review of Brower, Benjamin Claude, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. H-Levant, H-Net Reviews. June, 2010.

Chaudhry, Kiren A. The Price of Wealth: Economies and Institutions in the Middle East. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.

Review: Vitalis, Robert. "Book Reviews." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 31.4 (1999): 659.

Cook, M. A. Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Review: Donner, Fred M. "Commanding Right And Forbidding Wrong In Islamic Thought." Journal Of Near Eastern Studies 64.4 (2005): 319-320.

Davis, Rochelle. Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Review:Frantzman, Seth J. "Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced." Middle Eastern Studies. 47.4 (2011): 686-688.

DeWeese, Devin A. Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tükles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Tradition. University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994.

Review: Karamustafa, Ahmet T. "Book Reviews." Journal Of The American Oriental Society 117.3 (1997): 601.

Eaton, Richard M. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Review: Bulliet, Richard W. "Reviews Of Books: Asia." American Historical Review 100.1 (1995): 213.

Green, Nile. Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Review: Fahad Bishara. Review of Green, Nile, Bombay Islam: The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840-1915. H-Empire, H-Net Reviews. September, 2011.

Halevi, Leor. Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.

Review: Katz, Marion. "Muhammad's Grave: Death Rites and the Making of Islamic Society." Islamic Law & Society 16, no. 1 (February 2009): 95-97.

Khalidi, Rashid. Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Review: Morris, Benny. "Palestinian Identity (Book Review)." Israel Studies 3.1 (1998): 266.

Makdisi, Ussama S. Artillery of Heaven: American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008

Review: SEDRA, PAUL. "Artillery Of Heaven: American Missionaries And The Failed Conversion Of The Middle East." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 42.1 (2010): 147-148.

Mallat, Chibli. The Renewal of Islamic Law: Muhammad Baqer As-Sadr, Najaf, and the Shi'i International. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Review: Zubaida, Sami. "Book Notes." Political Studies 42.4 (1994): 748-749.

Marcus, Abraham. The Middle East on the Eve of Modernity: Aleppo in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.

Review: Salibi, Kamal. "Book Reviews." Middle Eastern Studies 30.1 (1994): 194.

Matthee, Rudolph P. The Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Review: Floor, Willem. "Book Review: the Pursuit of Pleasure: Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900." Middle East Journal. 60.1 (2006): 164-165

Messick, Brinkley M. The Calligraphic State: Textual Domination and History in a Muslim Society. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Review: Starrett, Gregory. "Book Reviews." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 26.2 (1994): 347

Necipoğlu, Gülru, and Mohammad Al-Asad. The Topkapı Scroll: Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture : Topkapı Palace Museum Library Ms H. 1956. Santa Monica, CA: Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1995.

Review: Powell, Ann. "Neoplatonism And Geometry In Islamic Art." Art History 21.1 (1998): 135.

Peirce, Leslie P. Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003

Review: Iris Agmon. Review of Peirce, Leslie, Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab. H-Turk, H-Net Reviews. September, 2007.

Rogan, Eugene L. Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Review: Gelvin, James L. "Modern History And Politics." Middle East Journal 54.4 (2000): 668.

Shafir, Gershon, and Yoav Peled. Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Review: Peleg, Ilan. "Review: Being Israeli." Journal Of Modern Jewish Studies 2.2 (2003): 191-195.

Shryock, Andrew. Nationalism and the Genealogical Imagination: Oral History and Textual Authority in Tribal Jordan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Review: Khalidi, Rashid. "Reviews Of Books: Middle East And Northern Africa." American Historical Review 104.5 (1999): 1801.

Slyomovics, Susan. The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998

Review: Rabinowitz, D. "The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village (slyomovics)." American Ethnologist. 27 (2000): 536-537.

Vasalou, Sophia. Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mutazilite Ethics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Review: Nguyen, M. "Sophia Vasalou. Moral Agents and Their Deserts: the Character of Mu'tazilite Ethics." Review of Middle East Studies Middle East Studies Association of North America. 43.2 (2009): 291-293

White, Sam. The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Review: APPUHN, KARL. "The Nature Of Ottoman History." Eighteenth-Century Studies 46.2 (2013): 302-306.

Winegar, Jessica. Creative Reckonings: The Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2006.

Review: Frescura, Franco. "Creative Reckonings: the Politics of Art and Culture in Contemporary Egypt." Visual Anthropology. 22.1 (2008): 82-83.

Roger Owen Book Awards:

Mikhail, Alan. Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History. Cambridge [England: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.

Review: Review: APPUHN, KARL. "The Nature Of Ottoman History." Eighteenth-Century Studies 46.2 (2013): 302-306.

Reynolds, Nancy Y. A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, the Cairo Fire, and the Politics of Decolonization in Egypt. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2012.

Review: Shokr, Ahmad. "A City Consumed: Urban Commerce, The Cairo Fire, And The Politics Of Decolonization In Egypt." International Journal Of Middle East Studies 46.4 (2014): 818-820.

October 2014
World War I


The period of the First World War, which for Ottoman historians usually extends from the beginning of fighting in 1914 to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, is one of the most hotly discussed topics in Ottoman historiography. It is connected to both the end of the empire and and its division into nation states, as well as questions of nationalism, imperialism, occupation, ethnic cleansing, and numerous aspects of social, economic, and cultural history. On the occasion of WWI's centennial, here is a list of important works that represent the historiographical issues and debates related to the First World War in the Ottoman Empire. 

Books:

Akçam, Taner. The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2012. 

Aksakal, Mustafa. The Ottoman Road to War in 1914: The Ottoman Empire and the First World War. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 

Anderson, Scott. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East. New York: Doubleday, 2013. 

Antonius, George. The Arab Awakening: The Story of the Arab National Movement. New York: Capricorn Books, 1965

Beşikçi, Mehmet. The Ottoman Mobilization of Manpower in the First World War: Between Voluntarism and Resistance. Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Bley, Helmut and Anorthe Kremers (eds). The World During the First World War. Klartext Verlag : 2014. 

Bloxham, Donald. The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Çiçek, M T. War and State Formation in Syria: Cemal Pasha's Governorate During World War I, 1914-1917. London; New York : Routledge, 2014. 

Criss, Bilge. Istanbul Under Allied Occupation, 1918-1923. Leiden: Brill, 1999. 

Edmonds, C J, and Yann Richard. East and West of Zagros: Travel, War and Politics in Persia and Iraq 1913-1921. Leiden: Brill, 2010. 

Fromkin, David. A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East. New York: H. Holt, 2001.

Gingeras, Ryan. Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1912-1923. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 

Kant, Vedica. Journeying Through War: Colonial India and the First World War, 1914 - 1918. S.l.: Roli Books Private Ltd, 2014.

Kévorkian, Raymond H. The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011. 

Köroğlu, Erol. Ottoman Propaganda and Turkish Identity: Literature in Turkey During World War I. London Tauris, 2007. 

Liebau, Heike. The World in World Wars: Experiences, Perceptions and Perspectives from Africa and Asia. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill, 2010. 

McCarthy, Justin. Death and Exile: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ottoman Muslims, 1821-1922. Princeton, N.J: Darwin Press, 1995.. 

McMeekin, Sean. The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010. 

Rogan, Eugene. Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East. New York: Basic Books, 2015.

Soldiers' Tales: Two Palestinian Jewish Soldiers in the Ottoman Army During the First World War. London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2013.

Sluglett, Peter. Britain in Iraq: Contriving King and Country. London: I.B.Tauris, 2007. 

Suny, Ronald G, Fatma M. Göçek, and Norman M. Naimark. A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 

Tachjian, Vahé. La France En Cilicie Et En Haute-Mésopotamie: Aux Confins De La Turquie, De La Syrie Et De L'irak : (1919-1933). Paris: Karthala, 2004.

Tamārī, Salīm. Year of the Locust: A Soldier's Diary and the Erasure of Palestine's Ottoman Past. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. 

Ṭaʼuber, Eliʻezer. The Arab Movements in World War I. London: Frank Cass, 1993.

Tusan, Michelle E. Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide, and the Birth of the Middle East. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012. 

Ulrichsen, Kristian. The First World War in the Middle East. London : Hurst, 2014. 

Ulrichsen, Kristian. The Logistics and Politics of the British Campaigns in the Middle East, 1914-22. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 

Üngör, Uğur U. The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 

Yanikdağ, Yücel. Healing the Nation: Prisoners of War, Medicine and Nationalism in Turkey, 1914-1939. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013. 

Zeidner, Robert F. The Tricolor Over the Taurus: The French in Cilicia and Vicinity, 1918-1922. Ankara: Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History, 2005. 

General & Reference:  

Das, Santanu. Race, Empire and First World War Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 

Higham, Robin D. S, and Dennis E. Showalter. Researching World War I: A Handbook. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 2003. 

Neiberg, Michael S. Fighting the Great War: A Global History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2005. 

Articles: 

Al-Qattan, Najwa. "When Mothers Ate Their Children: Wartime Memory and the Language of Food in Syria and Lebanon." International Journal of Middle East Studies 46.4 (2014): 719-736.

Akın, Yiğit. "War, Women, and the State: The Politics of Sacrifice in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War." Journal Of Women's History 26.3 (2014): 12-35. 

Boyar, Ebru. “The Impact of the Balkan Wars on Ottoman History Writing: Searching for a Soul.” Middle East Critique 23.2 (2014): 147-156.

Çetinkaya, Y. Doğan. "Atrocity Propaganda and the Nationalization of the Masses in the Ottoman Empire During the Balkan Wars (1912-1913). International Journal of Middle East Studies 46.4 (2014) : 759-778. 

Ekmekcioglu, Lerna. 2013. "A Climate for Abduction, a Climate for Redemption: The Politics of Inclusion During and After the Armenian Genocide". Comparative Studies in Society and History. 55, no. 03: 522-553.

Ekmekçioğlu, Lerna. 2014. "Republic of Paradox: the League of Nations Minority Protection Regime and the New Turkey's Step-Citizens". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 46, no. 04: 657-679.

El Bakria, Alia. 2014. "“MEMORIES OF THE BELOVED”: ORAL HISTORIES FROM THE 1916–19 SIEGE OF MEDINA". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 46, no. 04: 703-718.

Gardner, Nikolas. "Morale And Discipline In A Multiethnic Army: The Indian Army In Mesopotamia (1914–1917)." Journal Of The Middle East & Africa 4.1 (2013): 1-20. 

Jacobson, Abigail. (2008). “Negotiating Ottomanism in Times of War: Jerusalem During World War I Through the Eyes of a Local Muslim Resident. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 40, (2008):  pp 69-88. 

Kaplan, Sam. "Territorializing Armenians: Geo-Texts, And Political Imaginaries In French-Occupied Cilicia, 1919-1922." History & Anthropology 15.4 (2004): 399-423.

Owen, Roger. "British And French Military Intelligence In Syria And Palestine, 1914-1918: Myths And Reality." British Journal Of Middle Eastern Studies 38.1 (2011): 1-6.

Reibman, Max. 2014. "THE CASE OF WILLIAM YALE: CAIRO’S SYRIANS AND THE ARAB ORIGINS OF AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN THE POST-OTTOMAN MIDDLE EAST, 1917–19". Internatıonal Journal of Middle East Studies. 46, no. 04: 681-702.

Satia, Priya. "Developing Iraq: Britain, India And The Redemption Of Empire And Technology In The First World War." Past & Present 197.1 (2007): 211-255.

Schilcher, Linda. "Famine in Syria, 1915-1918" in Problems of the Middle East in Historical Perspective: Essays in Honour of Albert Hourani, eds. John P. Spagnolo and Albert Hourani (Reading: Ithaca Press, 1996). 

Shields, Sarah. "Mosul, The Ottoman Legacy And The League Of Nations." International Journal Of Contemporary Iraqi Studies 3.2 (2009): 217-230. Academic Search Complete.

Sluglett, Peter. “The Waning of Empires: The British, the Ottomans and the Russians in the Caucasus and North Iran, 1917–1921.” Middle East Critique 23.2 (2014): 189-208. 

Strohmeier, Martin. "Fakhri (Fahrettin) Paşa And The End Of Ottoman Rule In Medina (1916-1919)." Turkish Historical Review 4.2 (2013): 192-223.

Watenpaugh, Keith David. “The League of Nations’ Rescue of Armenian Genocide Survivors and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism, 1920–1927,” American Historical Review 115, 5 (2010): 1315–39. 

Tanielian, Melanie Schulze. "FEEDING THE CITY: THE BEIRUT MUNICIPALITY AND THE POLITICS OF FOOD DURING WORLD WAR I". International Journal of Middle East Studies. 46, no. 04: 737-758.

Turan, Ömer. “Turkish Historiography of the First World War.” Middle East Critique 23.2 (2014): 241-257. 

Yiğit, Yücel. “The Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa and World War I.” Middle East Critique 23.2 (2014): 157-174. 

Zardykhan, Zharmukhamed. "Ottoman Kurds Of The First World War Era: Reflections In Russian Sources." Middle Eastern Studies 42.1 (2006): 67-85.

September 2014
Books of 2014

Here is a brief list just in time for the new semester. The following items are monographs and edited volumes pertaining to the history of the Ottoman Empire that have been released thus far in 2014. I've linked them to references on WorldCat to provide easy access.


Ahmad, Feroz. The Young Turks and the Ottoman Nationalities: Armenians, Greeks, Albanians, Jews, and Arabs, 1908-1918. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, 2014. 

Anscombe, Frederick S.. State, faith, and nation in Ottoman and post-Ottoman lands. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 

Bragg, John. Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics: Tanzimat Reform in Tokat, 1839-1876. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014. 

Çalış-Kural, B. Deniz. Şehrengiz, Urban Rituals and Deviant Sufi Mysticism in Ottoman Istanbul. Ashgate, 2014. 

Çiçek, M. Talha. War and state formation in Syria : Cemal Pasha's governorate during World War I, 1914-17. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014. 

Emiralıoğlu, Pinar. Geographical knowledge and imperial culture in the early modern Ottoman Empire. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 

Faroqhi, Suraiya. Travel and artisans in the Ottoman Empire: Employment and mobility in the early modern era.  London; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2014.

Firges, Pascal W., Tobias P. Graf, Christian Roth, and Gülay Tulasoğlu, eds. Well-connected Domains: Towards an Entangled Ottoman History. Boston : Brill, 2014. 

Frary, Lucien J and Mara Kozelsky, ed. Russian-Ottoman borderlands: The Eastern question reconsidered. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin  Press, 2014.

Freitag, Ulrike, and Nora Lafi, eds. Urban Governance Under the Ottomans : Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.

Ginio, Eyal, and Elie Podeh, eds. The Ottoman Middle East: Studies in Honor of Amnon Cohen. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014. 

Gürpınar, Doğan. Ottoman Imperial Diplomacy: A Political, Social, and Cultural History. London : I.B. Tauris, 2014. 

Maksudyan, Nazan. Orphans and Destitute Children in the late Ottoman Empire. Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2014. 

Meshal, Reem A.. Sharia and the Making of the Modern Egyptian: Islamic Law and Custom in the Courts of Ottoman Cairo. Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2014. 

Mikhail, Alan. The Animal in Ottoman Egypt.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Nizri, Michael. Ottoman High Politics and the Ulema Household. Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 

Ortega, Stephen. Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Ottoman-Venetian Encounters. Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2014.

Scalenghe, Sara. Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 

Schull, Kent F.. Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.

Yosmaoğlu, İpek. Blood Ties: Religion, Violence, and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014. 


                                                                                     
- 8 September 2014


Rolling Lists


Here you can find continually updated lists of secondary literature on and related to the Ottoman Empire. These are selective and by no means exhaustive lists. Many of the arguments in these books contradict each other but all can be considered important works for understanding the different issues and debates in Ottoman history.

For readers looking for introductory information, some of the overviews may be particularly useful. For hardcore students of Ottoman history, our thematic lists and regional breakdowns might be of more use. 

If you want to suggest the inclusion of a work or list of works please feel free to get in touch.

Overviews
  • İnalcık, Halil, and Donald Quataert. An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Pitcher, Donald Edgar. An Historical Geography of the Ottoman Empire from Earliest Times to the End of the Sixteenth Century. Leiden: Brill, 1973.
  • Faroqhi, Suraiya. Approaching Ottoman History: An Introduction to the Sources. Cambridge l: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Shaw, Stanford J., and Ezel Kural Shaw. History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. 2 vols.
  • Lapidus, Ira M. A History of Islamic Societies. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Early Modern Ottoman Empire
  • Kafadar, Cemal. Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
  • Köprülü, Mehmet Fuat, and Gary Leiser. The Origins of the Ottoman Empire. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.
  • Lowry, Heath W. The Nature of the Early Ottoman State. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003.
  • Lindner, Rudi Paul. Nomads and Ottomans in Medieval Anatolia. Bloomington: Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1983.
  • İnalcık, Halil. The Ottoman Empire: the Classical Age, 1300-1600. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973.
  • Imber, Colin. The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1650: The Structure of Power. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Aksan, Virginia H., and Daniel Goffman. The Early Modern Ottomans: Remapping the Empire. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Faroqhi, Suraiya. The Ottoman Empire and the World Around It. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004.
  • Tezcan, Baki. The Second Ottoman Empire: Political and Social Transformation in the Early Modern World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Peirce, Leslie Penn. The Imperial Harem: Women and Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire. New York: Oxford university press, 1993. 
Late-Ottoman Era
  • Quataert, Donald. The Ottoman Empire, 1700-1922. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Deringil, Selim. The Well-Protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in Ottoman Empire, 1876-1909. London: I. B. Tauris, 1998.
  • Owen, Roger. The Middle East in the World Economy, 1800-1914. London: Methuen, 1981.
  • Gerber, Haim. The Social Origins of the Modern Middle East. Boulder, Colo: L. Rienner, 1987.
  • İnalcık, Halil. Application of the Tanzimat and Its Social Effects. Lisse: Peter de Ridder Press, 1976.
  • Çiçek, Nazan. The Young Ottomans: Turkish Critics of the Eastern Question in the Late Nineteenth Century. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2010.
  • Davison, Roderic H. Reform in the Ottoman Empire, 1856-1876. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1963.
  • Lewis, Bernard. The Emergence of Modern Turkey. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Regions

Istanbul and the Imperial Center
  • Boyar, Ebru and Kate Fleet. A Social History of Ottoman Istanbul. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Behar, Cem. A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in the Kasap Ilyas Mahalle (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2003).
  • Atıl, Esin. Levni and the Surname: The Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Festival. Istanbul: Kocbank, 1999.
  • Eldem, Edhem, Daniel Goffman, and Bruce Alan Masters. The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir, and Istanbul. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Çelik, Zeynep. The Remaking of Istanbul: Portrait of an Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986.
Anatolia and Modern Turkey
  • Lindner, Rudi Paul. Nomads and Ottomans in Medieval Anatolia. Bloomington: Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1983.
  • Barkey, Karen. Bandits and Bureaucrats: The Ottoman Route to State Centralization. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1994.
  • Faroqhi, Suraiya. Subjects of the Sultan: Culture and Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2000.
  • Toksöz, Meltem. Nomads, migrants and cotton in the eastern Mediterranean : the making of the Adana-Mersin region 1850-1908. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
  • Kasaba, Reşat. A moveable empire : Ottoman nomads, migrants, and refugees. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009.
  • Hanioğlu, M. Şükrü. Preparation for a revolution: The Young Turks, 1902-1908. New York, 2001. 
  • Altınay, Ayşe Gül. The Myth of the Military Nation: Militarism, Gender, and Education in Turkey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. 
  • Poulton, Hugh. Top Hat, Grey Wolf, and Crescent: Turkish Nationalism and the Turkish Republic. Washington Square, N.Y.: New York University Press, 1997. 
  • Atabaki, Touraj. The State and the Subaltern: Modernisation, Society and the State in Turkey and Iran. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
Eastern Europe
  • Anscombe, Frederick F. The Ottoman Balkans, 1750-1830. Princeton, N.J.: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2006.
  • Mungiu, Alina, and Wim P. van Meurs. Ottomans into Europeans: State and Institution Building in South-East Europe. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.
  • Blumı, Isa. Reinstating the Ottomans: Alternative Balkan Modernities, 1800-1912. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Egypt
  • Hathaway, Jane. The Politics of Households in Ottoman Egypt: The Rise of the Qazdağlis. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • Cuno, Kenneth M. The Pasha's Peasants: Land, Society, and Economy in Lower Egypt, 1740-1858. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
  • Mikhail, Alan. Nature and empire in Ottoman Egypt : an environmental history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Hanna, Nelly. In Praise of Books: A Cultural History of Cairo's Middle Class, Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2003.
  • Fahmy, Khaled. All the Pasha's Men: Mehmed Ali, His Army, and the Making of Modern Egypt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • Beinin, Joel, and Zachary Lockman. Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987.
  • Pollard, Lisa. Nurturing the Nation: The Family Politics of Modernizing, Colonizing and Liberating Egypt (1805/1923). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Baron, Beth. Egypt As a Woman: Nationalism, Gender, and Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Mitchell, Timothy. Colonising Egypt. Berkeley (Calif.): University of California Press, 1991. 
  • Mitchell, Timothy. Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. 
  • El Shakry, Omnia S. The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007.
  • Powell, Eve Troutt. A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain, and the Mastery of the Sudan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
  • Cole, Juan Ricardo. Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 
Greater Syria and Lebanon
  • Sluglett, Peter. The Urban Social History of the Middle East, 1750-1950. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2008.
  • Watenpaugh, Heghnar Zeitlian. The Image of an Ottoman City: Imperial Architecture and Urban Experience in Aleppo in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Leiden: Brill, 2004.
  • Meriwether, Margaret Lee. The kin who count : family and society in Ottoman Aleppo, 1770-1840. Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 1999.
  • Marcus, Abraham. The Middle East on the Eve of Modernity: Aleppo in the Eighteenth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989. 
  • Reilly, James A. A Small Town in Syria: Ottoman Hama in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Oxford: P. Lang, 2002. 
  • Rafeq, Abdul-Karim, Peter Sluglett, and Stefan Weber. Syria and Bilad Al-Sham Under Ottoman Rule: Essays in Honour of Abdul Karim Rafeq. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
  • Makdisi, Ussama. The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2000. 
  • Hasan Kayali. Arabs and Young Turks: Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1918. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
  • Khater, A. F. (2001). Inventing home: Emigration, gender, and the middle class in Lebanon, 1870-1920. Berkeley: University of California Press. 
  • Gualtieri, Sarah M. A. Between Arab and White: Race and Ethnicity in the Early Syrian American Diaspora. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
  • Hanssen, Jens. Fin De Siècle Beirut: The Making of an Ottoman Provincial Capital. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005.
  • Schilcher, Linda Schatkowski. Families in Politics: Damascene Factions and Estates of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Wiesbaden: F. Steiner, 1985.
  • Watenpaugh, Keith David. Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006.
  • Thompson, Elizabeth. Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.
  • Makdisi, Ussama. Artillery of Heaven: American Missionaries and the Failed Conquest of the Middle East. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008.
  • Khoury, Philip S. Syria and the French Mandate: The Policies of Arab Nationalism, 1920-1945. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989.
  • Provence, Michael. The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.
  • Gelvin, James L. Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. 
  • Mundy, Martha, and Richard Saumarez Smith. Governing Property: Making the Modern State Law Administration and Production in Ottoman Syria. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
  • Rogan, Eugene L. Frontiers of the State in the Late Ottoman Empire: Transjordan, 1850-1921. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Massad, Joseph Andoni. Colonial Effects: The Making of National Identity in Jordan. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
Palestine
  • Doumani, Beshara. Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 1995. 
  • Tucker, Judith E. In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. 
  • Agmon, Iris. Family & court: legal culture and modernity in late Ottoman Palestine. Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 2006.
  • LeVine, Mark. Overthrowing Geography: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, and the Struggle for Palestine, 1880-1948. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. 
  • Fleischmann, Ellen. The Nation and Its "New" Women: The Palestinian Women's Movement, 1920-1948. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
  • Morris, Benny. The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Segev, Tom. One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the Mandate. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2000.
  • Swedenburg, Ted. Memories of Revolt: The 1936-1939 Rebellion and the Palestinian National Past. Minneapolis, Minn: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
Iraq
  • Khoury, Dina Rizk. State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire: Mosul, 1540-1834. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997.
  • Ceylan, Ebubekir. The Ottoman origins of modern Iraq : political reform, modernization and development in the nineteenth century Middle East. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2010.
  • Dodge, Toby. Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation-Building and a History Denied. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
Caucasus
  • Sanders, Thomas et al. (eds.): Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus: Alternative Visions of the Conflict between Imam Shamil and the Russians, 1830-1859. London-New York: Routledge Curzon, 2004.
North Africa
  • Abun-Nasr, Jamil M. A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
  • Anderson, Lisa. The State and Social Transformation in Tunisia and Libya, 1830-1980. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • McDougall, James. History and the Culture of Nationalism in Algeria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Persia
  • Abisaab, Rula Jurdi. Converting Persia: Religion and Power in the Safavid Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2004.
  • Marashi, Afshin. Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.
  •  Abrahamian, Ervand. A History of Modern Iran. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Themes

Economy
  • Frangakis-Syrett, Elena. Trade and money: the Ottoman economy in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2010.
  • Pamuk, Şevket. The Ottoman Economy and Its Institutions. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009. 
  • Genç, Mehmet. Osmanlı İmparatorluğunda devlet ve ekonomi. İstanbul: Ötüken, 2005.
  • Birdal, Murat. The Political Economy of Ottoman Public Debt. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2010.
Law
  • Gerber, Haim. State, Society, and Law in Islam: Ottoman Law in Comparative Perspective. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  • Peters, Rudolph. Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Practice from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2005.
  • Tucker, Judith E. In the House of the Law: Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. 
  • Tucker, Judith E. Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Rubin, Avi. Ottoman Nizamiye Courts: Law and Modernity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
  • Peirce, Leslie. Morality Tales: Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003.
  • Agmon, Iris. Family & court: legal culture and modernity in late Ottoman Palestine. Syracuse, NY : Syracuse University Press, 2006.
  • Mundy, Martha, and Richard Saumarez Smith. Governing Property: Making the Modern State Law Administration and Production in Ottoman Syria. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.
  • Kayaoglu, Turan. Legal Imperialism: Sovereignty and Extraterritoriality in Japan, the Ottoman Empire, and China. Cambridge [U.K.]: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Ethnic and Religious Minorities
  • Greene, Molly. A Shared World: Christians and Muslims in the Early Modern Mediterranean, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000).
  • Campos, Michelle. Ottoman Brothers Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early Twentieth-Century Palestine. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2011.
  • Gerber, Haim. Crossing Borders: Jews and Muslims in Ottoman Law, Economy and Society. Istanbul: Isis Press, 2008.
  • Masters, Bruce Alan. Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab World: The Roots of Sectarianism. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
  • Gondicas, Dimitri, and Charles Philip Issawi. Ottoman Greeks in the Age of Nationalism: Politics, Economy, and Society in the Nineteenth Century. Princeton, N.J.: Darwin Press, 1999.
  • Gingeras, Ryan. Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1912-1923. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • McCarthy, Justin. Death and Exile: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ottoman Muslims, 1821-1922. Princeton, N.J.: Darwin Press, 1995.
  • Suny, Ronald Grigor, Fatma Müge Göçek, and Norman M. Naimark. A Question of Genocide: Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Gender and Sexuality
  • Andrews, Walter G., and Mehmet Kalpaklı. The Age of Beloveds: Love and the Beloved in Early-Modern Ottoman and European Culture and Society. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
  • Zeʼevi, Dror. Producing Desire: Changing Sexual Discourse in the Ottoman Middle East, 1500-1900. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
  • El-Rouayheb, Khaled. Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • Najmabadi, Afsaneh. Women with Mustaches and Men Without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Massad, Joseph Andoni. Desiring Arabs. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Environmental History
  • Mikhail, Alan. Nature and empire in Ottoman Egypt : an environmental history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • White, Sam. The climate of rebellion in the early modern Ottoman Empire. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Tabak, Faruk. The Waning of the Mediterranean, 1550-1870: A Geohistorical Approach. Baltimore, Md: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
  • Davis, Diana K., and Edmund Burke. Environmental Imaginaries of the Middle East and North Africa. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2011.
  • Davis, Diana K. Resurrecting the Granary of Rome: Environmental History and French Colonial Expansion in North Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007.
  • Christensen, Peter. The Decline of Iranshahr: Irrigation and Environments in the History of the Middle East, 500 B.C. to A.D. 1500. [Copenhagen]: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1993.
  • Mitchell, Timothy. Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
  • Tal, Alon. Pollution in a Promised Land An Environmental History of Israel. Berkeley, Calif: University of California Press, 2002. 
Intellectual History, Science, and Medicine
  • Fleischer, Cornell H. Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Ottoman Empire: The Historian Mustafa Âli (1541-1600). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1986.
  • Dankoff, Robert. An Ottoman Mentality: The World of Evliya Çelebi. Leiden: Brill, 2006.
  • Mossensohn, Miri Shefer. Ottoman Medicine: Healing and Medical Institutions, 1500-1700. Albany: SUNY Press, 2009.
  • Gallagher, Nancy Elizabeth. Medicine and Power in Tunisia, 1780-1900. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

6 comments:

Murat Cem Menguc said...

This is really great. May I add one suggestion, include ISBN numbers. This will make it for those us in smaller schools much easier to order these texts for our libraries.

Noric Dilanchian said...

Thank you. Very useful.

Bahattin Demir said...

First of all, thanks for this valuable work and can you add Sharafnama ( translated into english by Mehrdad Izady) in Kurdish books?

Chris Gratien said...

thanks bahattin, we've added it

Yusuf Yuksek said...

Thank you very much for your contributions. But I could't stop myself to ask the question:
Was the whole bibliography intentionally founded on the works in English?
Best

Chris Gratien said...

hi yusuf, thanks for the comment. our first list was rather general information aimed especially at english-language readers, but we really need include more works in other languages, especially turkish. we will start making this a bigger focus in our next list.

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