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Author Douwes, Dick.

Title The Ottomans in Syria : a history of justice and oppression / Dick Douwes.

Published London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers ; New York, NY : distibuted by St. Martin's Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  956.9103 DOUW MF12    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 244 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index.
Contents 1 Inland Syria; the fringes of cultivation 14 -- 2 Office-households of the province 44 -- 3 Local participation in the administration 63 -- 4 Provincial alliances and factions 85 -- 5 Local politics and violence 104 -- 6 Fiscal regime 125 -- 7 Logic of injustice; fiscal and financial policies 152 -- 8 Egyptian experience 188.
Summary Though the Ottoman state administered vast and complex territories, its capabilities were limited and resources and manpower scarce. The resort of coercion became a vital policy. Dick Douwes examines the Syrian interior during the period from 1785 to 1841 and shows how the empire established independent local power bases and how their rule over the peasantry was based on oppression and extortion. This reached its apogee under the reformist governor of Egypt, Muhammad Ali Pasha, who rebelled against the Sultan and occupied all Syria.
Subject Syria -- History -- 18th century.
Syria -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
ISBN 1860640311