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By Yuval Ben-Bassat, Eyal Ginio

The decisive effects of the younger Turk Revolution of 1908 had ramifications over the complete Ottoman Empire -- and the Ottoman territory of Palestine was once no exception. past due Ottoman Palestine examines the impression of younger Turk rules and reforms on neighborhood societies and management, utilizing Palestine as a prism by which to discover the influence of the Revolution within the provincial area faraway from the executive and political heart of the capital. It therefore sheds mild upon the decade of Ottoman rule in Palestine, crucially facing the roots of Jewish-Arab clash within the sector and the early crystallization of Arab, Palestinian, and Zionist identities, in addition to that of an Ottoman imperial identification. will probably be a necessary source for college students and researchers drawn to the trendy background of the center East, the Ottoman Empire and Palestine.

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10. Kawtharani: Watha’iq al-Mu’tamar al-‛Arabi al-Awwal, pp. 202–210. Al-Quds, 11 May 1909. indd 34 5/25/2011 2:44:24 PM CHAPTER 3 ELECTIONS IN L ATE OTTOM AN PALESTINE: EAR LY EXERCISES IN POLITICAL R EPR ESENTATION M ahmoud Yazbak Elections: Early Beginnings The Law on Provincial Administration (the vilayet Law) Istanbul enacted in 1864 and the amendment that followed in 1871 were part of the reforms instigated by the Sublime Porte to keep pace with global developments. Among the major changes this law brought about was a transformation in the way members of the Administrative Councils were nominated; specifically, councils were now to be made up of ex-officio members and a further number of elected members, both Muslims and non-Muslims.

179, p. 187. 3. , Divided Loyalties: Nationalism and Mass Politics in Syria at the Close of Empire (Berkeley, 1998); Kayalı: Arabs and Young Turks; Todorova, Maria, Imagining the Balkans (New York, 1997); and Reinkowski, Maurus, ‛Late Ottoman rule over Palestine: its evaluation in Arab, Turkish and Israeli histories, 1970–90’, Middle Eastern Studies 35 (1999), pp. 66–97. Likewise, Andreas Kappeler has written that while Enlightenment scholars wrote often about the multi-ethnicity of the Russian Empire, by the nineteenth century the history of that empire was nationalized by Russian and Western scholars.

Abu Khadra adopted a republican view of Ottoman citizenship that saw politics as a productive force that would protect individuals and the nation, as well as advance the ‛public good’ and ‛public utility’. indd 24 5/25/2011 2:44:22 PM Making Citizens, Contesting Citizenship 25 of musha‛ (communally-owned) lands, Abu Khadra identified both private and public rationales – private ownership would encourage peasants to look after the land and develop it more productively, but more importantly, partition would defend the homeland from foreign colonists (presumably Zionists) who were able to prey on the peasants’ economic needs and exploit them for rock-bottom prices.

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