author={Henry Clements},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={423 - 443}
  • H. Clements
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
Abstract This article traces a conflict that erupted in the late 19th century between the Armenians and the Süryani. This conflict, I argue, precipitated nothing less than the creation of the Süryani community itself. The dispute began over the key to a closet in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but it quickly evolved. Soon, the Armenians and the Süryani were clashing over holy places all around Jerusalem. The dispute centered on an Ottoman administrative arrangement which had been… Expand
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Bibliography of Recent Works
This section lists literature and reviews of books relevant to Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Entries are classified under the following headings: Palestine in Global and ComparativeExpand


Bureaucratic Reform in the Ottoman Empire: The Sublime Porte, 1789-1922
From the author's preface: Sublime Porte--there must be few terms more redolent, even today, of the fascination that the Islamic Middle East has long exercised over Western imaginations. Yet thereExpand
The Ottoman Millet System: Non-Territorial Autonomy and its Contemporary Legacy
Abstract Historians and social scientists view the Ottoman millet system as a successful example of non-territorial autonomy. The Ottoman rulers recognized the diversity of religious and ethnicExpand
Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900
Drawing on previously unused primary sources, this book paints an intimate and vivid portrait of Palestinian society on the eve of modernity. Through the voices of merchants, peasants, and OttomanExpand
Ottoman Mİllets in the Early Seventeenth Century 1
The concept of “ millet ” rivals other ideas, such as “the ghazi state” and “the decline paradigm,” as one of the principal formations around which Ottoman historiography has been constructed.Expand
Everyday Forms of Compliance: Subaltern Commentaries on Ottoman Reform, 1864–1868
  • M. V. Petrov
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • 2004
The Tanzimat—a series of legal and administrative reforms implemented in the Ottoman empire between 1839 and 1876—has been described by Roderic Davison as a modernization campaign whose momentum cameExpand
Is Nothing Sacred? A Modernist Encounter with the Holy Sepulchre
The church of the Holy Sepulchre stands today as one of the most bizarre and contradictory buildings to come down to us from the Middle Ages. Marking the defining events of Christianity – Christ’sExpand
The Well-protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire 1876-1909
The Ottoman Empire was the only great European Muslim power and was at one time the most serious threat to European Christendom. Yet, by the turn of the nineteenth century, it was a crumbling powerExpand
Between Two Worlds: The Construction of the Ottoman State
Cemal Kafadar offers a much more subtle and complex interpretation of the early Ottoman period than that provided by other historians. His careful analysis of medieval as well as modernExpand
Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity
Challenges western images of Ottoman prisons as sites of Oriental brutality. Contrary to the stereotypical images of torture, narcotics and brutal sexual behaviour traditionally associated withExpand
Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Ottoman Empire: The Historian Mustafa Ali (1541-1600)
Mustafa Ali was the foremost historian of the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire. Most modern scholars of the Ottoman period have focused on economic and institutional issues, but this study uses AliExpand