Social History Workshop
Ihrig, Stefan. Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014, 311 pp., $29.95. ISBN 978-0-67436-837-8 Reviewed by: Arie M. Dubnov School of History, University of Haifa, Israel firstname.lastname@example.org Experts on Turko-German relations and historians of the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide are familiar with the debate: did Adolf Hitler actually utter the words “Wer redet heute [...]
Dispossession by Law: How the Israeli Judicial System Utilizes Ottoman Land Law to Expel and dispossess the BedouinsAhmed Amara
by Ahmed Amara On May 5, 2015, Israel’s Supreme Court rejected the Abu al-Kia’an family’s appeal against the decision of the government and the planning authorities to evict the inhabitants of two Bedouin villages that inhabit about 1,000 members of the family. In their stead and on the land that the family cultivates, the government will build a new settlement [...]
by Avner Wishnitzer, Tel Aviv University On September 8, 1790, a small group of European sailors set out for a night of merrymaking on the waters of the Bosphorus. Such nighttime sailings were common, but this group was particularly rowdy and very near the imperial palace, where the sultan, Selim III (1789–1808), was trying to sleep. The next morning, the [...]
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