Syria

Provincial Leaderships In Syria 1575-1650.

$45

Author:

Abu-Husayn, Abdul-Rahim

Publisher:

American university of Beirut

Publisher City:

Beirut

Year:

1985

Edition:

First Edition

ISBN:

N.A

Weight:

700 g

Dimensions:

22*15

Reference ID:

21710

Quantity:

2

Keyword:

NEAR EAST HISTORY, SYRIA, ARAB HISTORIOGRAPHY, LEBANON, PALESTINE, BEDOUIN TRIBES

vii, 220 pp.; biblio, index. HARD BACK Binding in dust wrappers. Copy in mint condition. New. 
Dr. Abu-Husayn's book is a solid of research, and an important breakthrough in the study of the rural politics of Syria (Bilad al-Sham) in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. For it is no exaggeration to say that we know more about rural Syria in the sixth and seventh centuries than in the first two centuries of the Ottoman period. Dr. Abu-Husayn, with a combination of keen political insight and careful historical scholarship, bases his work on archival material from Istanbul and Damascus; also on Ottoman and Syrian chronicles, biographical and travel literature, and other Turkish, Arabic and western contemporary sources. The result is a complex work, even subtle at times, because Syria is complex and subtle".

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