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Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration Around Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem Amy Singer

Palestinian Peasants and Ottoman Officials: Rural Administration Around Sixteenth-Century Jerusalem

Amy Singer

Published December 1st 1994
ISBN : 9780521476799
Paperback
220 pages
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In a unique study of rural administration in the Ottoman empire, Amy Singer explores the relationship between Palestinian peasants and Ottoman officials in mid-sixteenth-century Jerusalem. Using court records, the author describes the mechanisms ofMoreIn a unique study of rural administration in the Ottoman empire, Amy Singer explores the relationship between Palestinian peasants and Ottoman officials in mid-sixteenth-century Jerusalem. Using court records, the author describes the mechanisms of tax collection and other aspects of local administration. The book emphasizes the interactive nature of Ottoman officialdom, which, while obliged to extract revenues from the peasants and impress them with its imperial authority, was profoundly influenced by local conditions and traditional practices.