NEGOTIATING OTTOMANISM IN TIMES OF WAR: JERUSALEM DURING WORLD WAR I THROUGH THE EYES OF A LOCAL MUSLIM RESIDENT

@article{Jacobson2008NEGOTIATINGOI,
  title={NEGOTIATING OTTOMANISM IN TIMES OF WAR: JERUSALEM DURING WORLD WAR I THROUGH THE EYES OF A LOCAL MUSLIM RESIDENT},
  author={A. Jacobson},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={69 - 88}
}
  • A. Jacobson
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
In August 1915, in the midst of World War I, a young Muslim resident of Jerusalem wrote the following in his diary: Will I go to protect my country [waṭanī]? I am not an Ottoman, only in name, but a citizen of the world [muwaṭani al-ʿālam] . . . Had the state [dawla] treated me as part of it, it would have been worthwhile for me to give my life to it. However, since the country does not treat me in such way, it is not worthwhile for me to give my blood to the Turkish state [al-dawla al-Turkiyya… Expand
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