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Palestine in the 18th Century

Author:  Amnon Cohen
Publisher:  Varda Books
Published:  2009
Language:  English
Pages:   368


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PART ONE: GOVERNMENT

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION

    A. Palestine at the beginning of the 18th century

    B. The rise and fall of Dahir al-'Umar

    C. The rule of Ahmed Jezzar

2. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE RULERS OF PALESTINE AND THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

    A. Dahir al-'Umar

        1) The start of his career

        2) The 'Fifties and 'Sixties

        3) His latter years

    B. Jezzar Ahmed Pasa

        1) The start of his career

        2) Attempts to remove him from office

        3) His relations with the al-'Azm family and his rule in Damascus

        4) Summary

3. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE RULERS OF PALESTINE AND VARIOUS LOCAL FACTORS

    A. The beginning of the century

    B. The period of Dahir al-'Umar's ascendancy

        1) Zaydani rule

        2) Relations with the Bedouin

    C. The period of Ahmed Jezzar's rule

        1) The final elimination of Zaydani rule

        2) The breaking of Metouali autonomy

        3) Relations with the Bedouin

        4) Relations with the Druzes Ill

 

PART TWO: ADMINISTRATION

1. THE ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS AND THEIR DEVELOPMENT

    A. The Eyalet of Sidon

        1) Administrative subdivisions

        2) Developments in the coastal area

            a. The rise of Acre

            b. The development of Haifa

    B. The Eyalet of Damascus

        1) The Sancaks of Jaffa, Gaza and Ramie

            a. Administrative structure and changes

            b. Development of Jaffa

        2) The Sancaks of Lajjun and 'Ajlun

        3) The Sancak of Nablus

        4) The Sancak of Jerusalem

    C. Concluding remarks

2. TAX FARMING

    A. Primary leasehold

    B. Sub-leasing

        1) Relations between the Vali and the multezims

        2) The iltizam system and its effect on agriculture

3. TAXATION

    A. The Miri

        1) Mal-i Mukata'a

        2) Zama'im

        3) Fa'iz

        4) Registration fees

        5) Other taxes

        6) Payments to the Porte

    B. Taxes on the Dhimmi

        1) Cizye

        2) Other taxes imposed on the Dhimmi

        3) Road tax

    C. Sundry other taxes

        1) Cotton tax

        2) Olive oil tax

        3) Tobacco tax

        4) Other taxes

    D. Means of payment

4. THE ARMY

    A. The decline of the army in Palestine in the 18th Century

    B. The reasons for the weakness of the army

    C. The utilization of mercenary units

    D. Naval forces

    E. Conclusions

5. THE FEUDAL SYSTEM

    A. The Fiefs

    B. The sipahis

    C. The Alay Bey

    D. Bedeliye-i Zu'ama'

    E. Conclusions

 

PART THREE: CONCLUSION

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

LIST OF TABLES

    1. Number of villages in each nahiye of the Eyalet of Sidon

    2. Μal-i miri and mal-i mu'acele paid by the sancaks of Gaza, Ramie and Jaffa

    3. Miri and Mu'acele returns for the Eyalet of Sidon at the end of the 18th Century

    4. Increase in the Mal-i Mu'acele for the mukata'as of Jaffa, Gaza and Ramie

    5. Mlrl returns from Ahmed Jezzar's malikane holdings at the end of the 18th Century

    6. Percentage of taxes written off as non-collectable in the Eyalet of Sidon at the end of the 18th Century

    7. The Eyalet of Sidon's mlrl payments to the Ottoman Treasury at the time of Ahmed Jezzar

    8. Cizye collected in Palestine during the 18th Century

    9. Fiefs in Palestine at the turn of the 17th and the 18th Centuries

    10. Fiefs in Palestine at the beginning of the 17th Century

 

LIST OF MAPS

1. Administrative division of the Eyalet of Sidon

2. Southern Sancaks of the Eyalet of Damascus



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