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Palestine, Marginal social groups;

Historiography of Israel/Palestine

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    PH.D. Palestinian History
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    A. Books
    1.Haifa in the Late Ottoman Period, 1864-1914: A Muslim Town in
    Transition (Leiden: Brill, 1998). 262 pages.
    B. Articles
    11. "Nabulsi Ulama in the Late Ottoman Period, 1864-1914," International Journal of Middle East Studies, 29 (1997), pp. 71-91
    12. "The Municipality of A Muslim Town: Nablus 1864-1914," Archiv Orientalni: Journal of African and Asian Studies, 67 (1999), pp. 339-360.
    13. "Templars as Proto-Zionists: The German Colony in Late Ottoman Haifa," Journal of Palestine Studies , 28/4 (summer 1999), pp. 40-54.
    14. "From Poverty to Revolt: Economic Factors in the Outbreak of the 1936 Rebellion in Palestine," Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 36/3 (July 2000), pp. 93-113.
    15. "The Arabs in Haifa: From Majority to Minority, Processes of Development and Change (1840-1948)," Israel Affairs (1999, forthcoming, 38 pages).
    16. "Muslim Orphans and the Shari'a in Ottoman Palestine According to Sijill Records," Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, 27
    17. Jewish-Muslim Social and Economic Relations in Haifa (1870-1914), According to Sijill Registers," in Amy Singer and Amnon Cohen (eds.), Aspects of Ottoman History (Magness Press: Jerusalem, 1994), pp. 114-123.
    16. "Strife Among the Social Elite in Haifa, 1870-1914, the Traditional Elite Versus A Rising Elite - Based Upon the Sijill of the Shari'a Court," in Daniel Panzac (ed.), Histoire économique et sociale de l'empire Ottoman et de la Turquie ,1326-1960 (Peeters: Paris, 1995), pp. 539-554.
    18. "Nablus, Nazareth and Haifa: Three Ottoman Towns in an Age of Transformation, 1840-1914," in L'ubica Obuchová, Petr Stepánek and Jakub Hurby (eds.), Essays on Ottoman Civilization, in Archiv Orientalni, Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies, Supplementa, 8 (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Praha, Autumn 1998), pp. 395-410.
    19. "Nablus Versus Haifa, 1870-1914: Administrative Developments and their Impact on Social Stratification," in Brigit Schaebler and Thomas Philipp (eds.), The Syrian Land: Processes of Integration and Fragmentation, Bilad al-Sham from the 18th to the 20th Century (Institute for Islamic Studies, University of Berlin, Franz Steiner: Suttgart, 1998), pp. 269-279.
    20. "The Municipality of Nablus During the Ottoman Age: Society, Institution and Services," Nablus: Past and Present (al-Najah University, Nablus).
    21. "The Waqf as a Tool for Enrichment / Impoverishment: Nablus 1650-1700," in Jean-Paul Pascual and Randi Deguilhem, Poverty and Richness in the Mediterranean Muslim World, Institut de Recherches et dÉtudes sur le Monde Arab et Musulman (Aix-en-Provence / France).
    22. "Minor Marriages and Khayar al-Bulugh in Ottoman Palestine: A Note on Women's Strategies in a Patrirchal Society," Islamic Law and Society,
    23. "Muslim and Christian Women in a Heterogeneous Society: The Case of Haifa in Late Ottoman Period," in Halil Inalcik and Yosuf Ogzuglu (eds.), Economic and Social History of Turkey, university of Bursa .
    24. "Arab Migration and Immigration to Haifa: A Quantitative Analysis According to Sijill Records," The Jewish-Arab Center, Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Haifa, June 1986.
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