Minorities in the Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire was a multi-ethnic, multi-religious state encompassing most of the modern Middle East, and for much of its 600-year existence it managed to rule effectively its diverse peoples. The essays of this work move beyond the traditional state- and community-centered approaches and instead seek to explore the unknown terrain that falls between the internal life of the community and the formal structures of the state.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Molly Greene
Najwa Al-Qattan, “Across the Courtyard: Residential Space and Sectarian Boundaries in Ottoman Damascus”
Fatma Müge Göçek, “The Legal Recourse of Minorities in History: Eighteenth-Century Appeals to the Islamic Court of Galata”
Socrates D. Petmezas, “Christian Communities in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Greece: Their Fiscal Functions”
Aron Rodrigue, “Jewish Enlightenment and Nationalism in the Ottoman Balkans: Barukh Mitrani in Edirne in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century”