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‘Dedicated to Represent the True Spirit of the German Nation in the World’: Philipp Schwartz (1894–1977), Founder of the Notgemeinschaft

Gerald Kreft

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on the importance of Philipp Schwartz's role in the establishment of the Notgemeinschaft outside Germany, his remarkable success in placing thirty refugee scholars in the new ... More


Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era, 1908-1914: Claiming the Homeland

Louis A. Fishman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474453998
eISBN:
9781474480758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453998.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Uncovering a history buried by competing nationalist narratives (Jewish, Arab and Palestinian) this book looks at how the late Ottoman era set the stage for the on-going Palestinian-Israeli conflict ... More


Heavy Metal in the Middle East: New Urban Spaces in a Translocal Underground

Pierre Hecker

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

Heavy metal scenes can be found throughout the Middle East as in almost any other region of the world. Although still marginal in terms of numbers and public attention, the metal scene in the region, ... More


Auerbach, Homer, and the Jews

James I. Porter

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines Erich Auerbach's contrastive analysis from 1942 of Homer and the Jewish Old Testament, situating that analysis firmly in its immediate historical context of German fascism, ... More


Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire 1912-1923

Ryan Gingeras

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561520
eISBN:
9780191721076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561520.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The birth of the Turkish Republic was an event borne out of immense bloodshed and carnage. During the decade leading up to the end of the Ottoman Empire and the ascendancy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, ... More


Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria

Mary C. Neuburger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450846
eISBN:
9780801465949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450846.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book leads readers along the Bulgarian–Ottoman caravan routes and into the coffeehouses of Istanbul and Sofia. It reveals how a remote country was drawn into global economic networks through ... More


Cemberlitas Hamami in Istanbul: The Biographical Memoir of a Turkish Bath

Nina Macaraig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474434102
eISBN:
9781474460262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434102.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Bathhouses (hamams) play a prominent role in Turkish culture, because of their architectural value and social function as places of hygiene, relaxation and interaction. As architectural spaces, ... More


The Whispers of Cities: Information Flows in Istanbul, London, and Paris in the Age of William Trumbull

John-Paul A. Ghobrial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672417
eISBN:
9780191770494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672417.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Oral and epistolary flows of information are the dark matter of early modern history. Omnipresent, yet often imperceptible to the historian’s eye, such information flows connected Europe and the ... More


Palanka Forts and Construction Activity in the Late Ottoman Balkans

BURCU ÖZGÜVEN

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines military building activity in the region in the light of Ottoman sources preserved in the Prime Ministry Ottoman Archive in Istanbul and memoirs written by the senior ... More


Challenges of a Frontier Region: The Case of Ottoman Iraq in the Nineteenth Century

GÖKHAN ÇETİNSAYA

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0014
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Throughout its four centuries of Ottoman rule, Iraq remained a frontier of geographical, tribal, religious, economic and imperial boundaries. Iraq was an outlying region; it had a large Shi'i ... More


Fish and Fishermen in Ottoman Istanbul

Suraiya Faroqhi

in Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199768677
eISBN:
9780199979608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199768677.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the history of fish, fishermen, and fishing in early modern Ottoman Istanbul. Accounts from the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries reveal various techniques used by ... More


The Kurds in Erdoğan's Turkey: Balancing Identity, Resistance and Citizenship

William Gourlay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474459198
eISBN:
9781474491242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459198.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book examines the circumstances of the Kurds in 21st-century Turkey under the hegemony of the AKP government and presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdoǧan. Recording Kurdish voices from Istanbul and ... More


On the Istanbul Slave Market

Adam Teller

in Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691161747
eISBN:
9780691199863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161747.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the experience of Jewish captives in the slave market in Istanbul. Despite the best efforts of the Muslim guild merchants to exclude Jews from the slave trade, there were always ... More


From Rome to Constantinople

Susan Sorek

in The Emperors' Needles: Egyptian Obelisks and Rome

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781904675518
eISBN:
9781781380772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675518.003.0014
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the reign of Theodosius (ad 379–395), who united the Egyptian empire under a sole emperor. Theodosius ordered an obelisk to be removed from Egypt, destined for the new capital, ... More


Palestine’s Jewish Community Unites1

Louis A. Fishman

in Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era, 1908-1914: Claiming the Homeland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474453998
eISBN:
9781474480758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453998.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the years following the Young Turk Revolution, the Jewish community in Palestine, the Yishuv, started to unite, transforming into a national community, with Hebrew becoming the main form of ... More


Ottomans and Zionists in Istanbul1

Louis A. Fishman

in Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era, 1908-1914: Claiming the Homeland

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474453998
eISBN:
9781474480758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453998.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The last chapter focuses on how Istanbul became the place both Palestinians and Jews set out to claim the homeland, where vibrant debates over Zionism took place in the Ottoman Parliament and within ... More


Against the Common Enemy Crises and New Beginnings, 1912–22

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter draws on some aspects of India’s colonial past to compare the trials and tribulations with that of Turkey. While they were markedly different, there were mutual influences shared by both ... More


Coffeehouses: leisure and sociability in Ottoman Istanbul

Cengiz Kirli

in Leisure Cultures In Urban Europe, C.1700-1870: A transnational perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089695
eISBN:
9781526104304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089695.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Since their introduction in the mid-sixteenth century, coffeehouses have arguably been the most important sites of adult-male sociability in Istanbul, the capital city of the Ottoman Empire. This ... More


Antiquities Collections in the Imperial Museum

Wendy M. K. Shaw

in Possessors and Possessed: Museums, Archaeology, and the Visualization of History in the Late Ottoman Empire

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233355
eISBN:
9780520928565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233355.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the antique collections of Ottoman museums. It discusses the establishment of the sarcophagus museum and the museum enterprises outside of Istanbul. The chapter suggests that ... More


Musical Instruments and World History: A Case Study of the Guitar in the Republic of Turkey

Kevin Dawe

in The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity in Music from the Mediterranean to India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266564
eISBN:
9780191889394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266564.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter present a preliminary study of the emergence of the guitar in the music, culture and society of Turkey, a transcontinental Republic founded in 1923, noting also the instrument’s presence ... More


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