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“Zeal and Noise”: Jewish Imperial Allegiance and the Greco-Ottoman War of 1897

Julia Phillips Cohen

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter elaborates upon Judeo-Muslim interdependence and a sense of common destiny. During the late nineteenth century, Jews constituted the single largest ethno-religious group in Salonica and ... More


Sharing the Same Fate: Muslims and Jews of the Balkans

Ömer Turan

in The Divergence of Judaism and Islam: Interdependence, Modernity, and Political Turmoil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037516
eISBN:
9780813042107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037516.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter emphasizes commonalities among Muslims and Jews, but adopts a macro approach and crosses from modern to contemporary history, covering central Balkan states such as Edirne and Salonica ... More


Workers, Labor Unrest, and the Formulation and Dissemination of Radical Leftist ideas

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi

in The Eastern Mediterranean and the Making of Global Radicalism, 1860-1914

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262010
eISBN:
9780520945463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262010.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

A new manner of social contestation in the last quarter of the nineteenth century appeared in Ottoman cities, particularly the capital, Istanbul, and port cities such as Salonica, Izmir, Alexandria, ... More


Midrash Rabba and Its Commentaries

Benjamin Williams

in Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198759232
eISBN:
9780191819858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759232.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines the editions of Midrash Rabba printed in the sixteenth century, their readership, and the commentaries written to accompany them. It argues that commentators responded to ... More


A Jewish Voice from Ottoman Salonica: The Ladino Memoir of Sa'adi Besalel a-Levi

Aron Rodrigue and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771665
eISBN:
9780804781770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771665.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book presents the complete text of the earliest known Ladino memoir, transliterated from the original script, translated into English, and introduced and explicated by the editors. The ... More


Seductive Subjects

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

in Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368191
eISBN:
9780226368368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368368.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Amidst the Balkan Wars and the transition of the port city of Salonica [Thessaloniki] from Ottoman to Greek rule, thousands of Sephardi Jewish women and men sought creative legal footholds in a ... More


Lessons in Imperial Citizenship

Julia Phillips Cohen

in Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199340408
eISBN:
9780199388882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340408.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History, History of Religion

Chapter 1 opens with the proclamation of the Ottoman Constitution of 1876 and concludes with the empire’s dramatic defeat in the Russo-Ottoman War (1877–1878). While the constitution reinforced a ... More


On the Streets and in the Synagogue: Celebrating 1892 as Ottomans

Julia Phillips Cohen

in Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199340408
eISBN:
9780199388882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340408.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History, History of Religion

Chapter 2 analyzes Ottoman Jews’ participation in two different commemorations of the year 1492. In the first case, Jews decided to treat the four-hundredth anniversary of their ancestors’ expulsion ... More


Battling Neighbors: Imperial Allegiance and Politicized Violence

Julia Phillips Cohen

in Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199340408
eISBN:
9780199388882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340408.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History, History of Religion

As their patriotic project matured, Jewish communal elites came to realize the potentially unsettling consequences that patriotism could entail. Chapter 3 examines this process by exploring Ottoman ... More


Contest and Conflict: Jewish Ottomanism in a Constitutional Regime

Julia Phillips Cohen

in Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199340408
eISBN:
9780199388882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199340408.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 examines Jews’ responses to the visit of Sultan Mehmed V to Salonica in 1911. At this time, Ottoman Jewish elites found themselves competing for the attentions of their sovereign and state ... More


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