Corpus ID: 29348682

Ottoman Arabia and the Holy Hijaz, 1516-1918

@article{Ochsenwald2016OttomanAA,
  title={Ottoman Arabia and the Holy Hijaz, 1516-1918},
  author={Willaim Ochsenwald},
  journal={Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={3}
}
  • Willaim Ochsenwald
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective
Governments in Arabia today usually ignore the Ottoman Empire’s history in the region, but the Ottomans from 1516 to 1918 played a key role in coastal regions, especially in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina. While Ottoman administrations intermittently ruled in Yemen and eastern Arabia, their influence was greatest in the holy Hijaz, the site of the worldwide pilgrimage. However, Ottoman rule was limited by Istanbul’s distance from Arabia. Religion played a significant role in… Expand

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