Seminar: Jews, Muslims, Christians in Late Ottoman and Mandatory Jerusalem

History 103F.002

Spring 2015
Section: 
002
Instructor: 
Location: 
225 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
M 4-6P
CCN: 
39441
Units: 
5
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  • Most studies of late Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine/Eretz-Yisrael tend to focus on the city of Jerusalem. This holy city, which has great religious and symbolic importance to all the monotheistic religions, was the focus of international attention in the 19th century. In 1872 it became the capital of the independent province of Jerusalem which was governed directly from Istanbul and controlled all the southern and central parts of Ottoman Eretz-Yisrael/Palestine. In this course we will examine inter-faith relationships in the city of Jerusalem during the late-Ottoman and Mandatory periods as influenced by major political and social developments in the region such as the Ottoman reforms, growing European involvement, the beginning of Zionist activity in Palestine, WWI, the end of Ottoman rule and the beginning of British Mandate, the Arab Revolt, World War II, and the establishment of the State of Israel.