By Ulrike Freitag,Nora Lafi

Urban Governance below the Ottomans makes a speciality of the most urgent issues during this box, particularly the query why towns previously identified for his or her multiethnic and multi- non secular composition turned more and more marked by way of clash within the nineteenth century.

This number of essays represents the results of an severe means of dialogue between a number of the authors, who've been invited to mix theoretical issues at the query sketched above, with concrete case reviews established upon unique archival learn. From Istanbul to Aleppo, and from the Balkans to Jerusalem, what emerges from the booklet is a renewed picture of the imperial and native mechanisms of coexistence, and in their limits and low dissolution in instances of swap and crisis.

Raising questions of governance and adjustments therein, in addition to epistemological questions relating to what has usually been termed 'cosmopolitanism', this e-book demands a better research of incidents of either peaceable coexistence, in addition to episodes of violence and clash. an invaluable addition to latest literature, this ebook should be of curiosity to students and researchers within the fields of city stories, heritage and center jap Studies.

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