SUNY series in the Social and Economic History of the Middle East
The Making of Modern Libya
Second edition of the provocative study analyzing the social, cultural, and historical roots of modern Libya.
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt
Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.
The Striking Cabbies of Cairo and Other Stories
Challenges existing views of crafts and service workers in Egypt in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A Tale of Two Factions
Reevaluates the foundation myths of two rival factions in Egypt during the Ottoman era.
Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts
Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor.
A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul
A detailed history of a small neighborhood community of Ottoman Istanbul.
The Nature of the Early Ottoman State
A revisionist interpretation of the early origins of the Ottoman Empire.
Family History in the Middle East
Challenges conventional assumptions about the family and the modern Middle East.
Merchants, Mamluks, and Murder
A historiography of Ottoman Basra, a trade center in the eighteenth century.
Mosul before Iraq
Using original source documents, this book portrays nineteenth-century Mosul--a large city currently in Iraq's "no-fly" zone.
Image and Imperialism in the Ottoman Revolutionary Press, 1908-1911
An illustrated work focusing on the ways in which satirical publications revealed evolution in Ottoman society.
Consumption Studies and the History of the Ottoman Empire, 1550-1922
An innovative application of consumption studies to the field of Ottoman history.
The Politics of Regional Trade in Iraq, Arabia, and the Gulf, 1745-1900
Examines the development of a socioeconomic region in Iraq, Arabia, and the Gulf during a 150-year period, focusing on regional ties through long-distance trade networks.
Making of Iraq, The, 1900-1963
This book's innovative approach makes it an important intervention into the field of modern Iraqi and Arab history. Samira Haj's discussion of the factors that led to, and paradoxically caused the failure ...
Manufacturing in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, 1500-1950
This book provides the first comprehensive history of manufacturing in the Ottoman Empire and its Turkish successor state. As the Ottoman Empire evolved, manufacturing underwent an unusual trajectory. ...
State and Business in Modern Turkey
This book analyzes the factors that shape business activity in Republican Turkey and examines the presence of some of these factors in other societies with highly different cultures and histories. Bugra's ...
Ottoman Seapower and Levantine Diplomacy in the Age of Discovery
This work reframes sixteenth-century history , incorporating the Ottoman empire more thoroughly into European, Asian and world history. It analyzes the Ottoman Empire's expansion eastward in the contexts ...
Workers and Working Classes in the Middle East
This book brings together for the first time the work of many of the leading scholars in the field of Middle East working-class history. Using historical material from nineteenth-century Syria, late Ottoman ...
Urban Unrest in the Middle East
This book offers a systematic examination of the politics of Middle Eastern cities in a broad historical and comparative context. Focusing on the contribution of informal networks, the author examines ...
Formation of the Modern State
This book contributes to Ottoman history and modern Middle East studies with theoretical implications beyond both. The author challenges the current paradigm of societal decline as inadequate for understanding ...
The Origins of the Ottoman Empire
Gives the first broad comprehensive account—political, religious, social, and economic—of the Turkish history of Anatolia in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and outlines the major factors that led to the rise of the Ottomans.
Politics in Palestine
This book presents a coherent picture of the origins of the Palestinian problem. The author offers an analysis of factionalism in Arab society, with a detailed examination of the social and political ...