Aleppo and its Hinterland in the Ottoman Period / Alep et sa province à l’époque ottomane


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Aleppo and its Hinterland in the Ottoman Period comprises eleven essays in English and French by leading scholars of Ottoman Syria which draw on new research in Turkish, Levantine and other archival sources. Focusing on both the city and its place in the wider region, the collection examines trade guilds and Christian settlement in Aleppo, Turkmen and Bedouin tribes in Aleppo’s interior, international trade and the establishment of an Ottoman commercial tribunal in the Tanzimat period, Aleppo and the rise of the millet system, the Belgian consular presence, Sufi networks in the province of Aleppo, the countryside of Antioch under the Egyptian occupation, and the urban revolt of 1850.

With contributions from Enver Çakar, Elyse Semerdjian, Charles Wilkins, Stefan Winter, Mary Momdjian, Bruce Masters, Sylvain Cornac, Mafalda Ade, Feras Krimsti, Nicolas Jodoin, Stefan Knost.

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Stefan Winter, Ph.D. (2002) is Professor of History at Koç University in Istanbul. He has published two monographs and numerous articles on Syrian rural society, Shiism and tribal settlement in the Ottoman period.

Mafalda Ade, Ph.D. (2011) is Turkish Lecturer at McGill University, Montréal, and instructor at Koç University, Istanbul. She has published several works on the Poche archives of Aleppo and on Ottoman commercial jurisprudence, in addition to the Turkish learners’ textbook Kaçan Adam.
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1 Les Turkmènes dʾAlep à l’époque ottomane (1516–1700)
Enver Çakar
2 Armenians in the Production of Urban Space in Early Modern Judayda, Aleppo
Elyse Semerdjian
3 Patterns of Leadership in the Guilds of 17th-Century Aleppo
Charles L. Wilkins
4 Alep et l’émirat du désert (çöl beyliği) au XVII e– XVIII e siècle
Stefan Winter
5 Halabis and Foreigners in Aleppo’s Mediterranean Trade: The Role of Levantine Merchants in Eighteenth-Century Commercial Networks
Mary Momdjian
6 The Millet Wars in Aleppo, 1726–1821: An Ottoman perspective
Bruce Masters
7 Antioche sous l’occupation égyptienne (1832–1840) : l’émergence d’un centre de pouvoir militaire et modernisateur
Sylvain Cornac
8 L’innovation judiciaire dans l’Empire ottoman : l’établissement d’un tribunal de commerce à Alep au milieu du XIX e siècle
Mafalda Ade
9 Disciplining Disobedient Subjects: The Punishment of Aleppo’s Insurgents in 1850 as a Contentious Issue
Feras Krimsti
10 Les consuls Picciotto et Poche, intermédiaires des intérêts belges à Alep (1855–1914)
Nicolas Jodoin
11 Entre réseaux régional et transrégional : La Mawlawiyya dans la province dʾAlep au XIX e siècle
Stefan Knost

Anyone interested in the city of Aleppo and Syria more generally in the Ottoman period, and specialist scholars, research libraries and students interested in Ottoman archival sources and Ottoman provincial history.
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