Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean: The Balkans and the Middle East Compared

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Ginio, Eyal, and Karl Kaser, ed. 2013. “Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean: The Balkans and the Middle East Compared.” Jerusalem: The European Forum at the Hebrew University.

Abstract:

Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ................................................................................. 1
EYAL GINIO and KARL KASER
Introduction: Towards a Comparative Study of the
Balkans and the Middle East ............................................................................... 3
PART I SEARCHING FOR OTTOMAN LEGACIES: NEW DIRECTIONS
AMY SINGER
The Ottoman Balkans and the Middle East Compared:
How Might This Be Accomplished? ................................................................. 23
KARL KASER
Visual Studies: Their Potential for the Comparative Study
of the Late Ottoman Empire .............................................................................. 41
ALEXANDER VEZENKOV
History against Geography: Should We Always Think
of the Balkans as Part of Europe? ..................................................................... 59
PART II POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LEGACIES
NATHALIE CLAYER
Kosova: The Building Process of a Territory from the
Nineteenth to The Twenty-First Century........................................................... 79
YUVAL BEN-BASSAT
Beyond National Historiographies:
Reflections on the Ottoman Background of Proto-Zionist-Arab
Encounters in Fin de Siècle Nineteenth-Century Palestine ............................... 93
RYAN GINGERAS
The Empire’s Forgotten Children:Understanding the Path
from Ottomanism to Titoism in Muslim Macedonia, 1912-1953 .................... 119
JUSTIN HOYLE and PAUL WILLIAMS
Perceptions of Hamidian Legacies: An Institutional Analysis
of the Legacy of the Hamidian Caliphate ........................................................ 147
YURI STOYANOV
Between Middle Eastern Heterodoxy, Indigenization
and Modern Shi'ism: Competing Identities among the Balkan Alevi
and Bektashi Communities in the post-Ottoman Period ................................. 163
PART III DE-OTTOMANISATION AND THE RESHAPING OF THE
URBAN LANDSCAPE
PAUL DUMONT
Salonica and Beirut: The Reshaping of Two Ottoman Cities
of the Eastern Mediterranean ........................................................................... 189
ELITZA STANOEVA
Interpretations of the Ottoman Urban Legacy in the
National Capital Building of Sofia (1878-1940) ............................................. 209
EMANUELA COSTANTINI
Dismantling the Ottoman Heritage? – The Evolution of Bucharest
in the 19th Century .......................................................................................... 231
MALTE FUHRMANN
Istanbul’s Pasts: Raw Material for Constructing the City’s Future ................. 255
PART IV INTERPRETING OTTOMAN LEGACY: THE SHAPING
OF COLLECTIVE MEMORY
VANGELIS KECHRIOTIS
History as a Public Claim and the Role of the Historian:
Two Recent Debates Regarding the Ottoman Past in Greece and Bulgaria .... 287
GERGANA GEORGIEVA
The Kircali Time as Metonymy: History as Emotion ..................................... 311
YANNIS G.S. PAPADOPOULOS
The Uprootedness as an Ethnic Marker and the Introduction of
Asia Minor as an Imaginary Topos in Greek Films ......................................... 335
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS ...................................................................... 357
INDEX ..............................................................................................................361

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Conference and Lecture Series, 8
Ottoman Legacies in the Contemporary Mediterranean
The Balkans and the Middle East Compared
Published with support of:
Center for Austrian Studies, The European Forum at the Hebrew University
Österreichisches Bundesministerium für europäische und
internationale Angelegenheiten
Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung
Executive Editor: Pnina Arad
Language Editor: David Hornik
Cover: Map of the Ottoman Empire (unknown date)
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