American University of Beirut

Provincial Leaderships in Syria 1575–1650


Author: Abdul-Rahim Abu-Husayn

 Language: English
 Subject: Middle East Studies
 Publication Date: 1985
 Number of Pages: 220
 Book Dimensions: 15.3 x 22 cm
 Cover Type: Hard Cover

 Includes: Index and 2 Maps

 Weight: 0.56 Kg
 Price: $12


​The author examines the rural politics of the provinces of Damascus and Tripoli in Ottoman Syria in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He considers the various kinds of rural leadership as represented by the most powerful dynasties that dominated various regions of the Ottoman Empire, and focuses on six specific Syrian dynasties, from origin to decline. This work draws on archival material from Istanbul and Damascus, together with Ottoman and Syrian chronicles, biographical and travel literature, and other Turkish, Arabic, and Western contemporary sources. The first two centuries of the Ottoman period in Syria have been little known before the publication of this work, which sheds important light on Syria at that time.


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