Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East

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Abstract

This book explores violence in the public lives of modern Middle Eastern cities, approaching violence as an individual and collective experience, a historical event, and an urban process. Violence and the city coexist in a complicated dialogue, and critical consideration of the city offers an important way to understand the transformative powers of violence—its ability to redraw the boundaries of urban life, to create and divide communities, and to affect the ruling strategies of local elites, governments, and transnational political players.

The essays included in this volume reflect the diversity of Middle Eastern urbanism from the eighteenth to the late twentieth centuries, from the capitals of Cairo, Tunis, and Baghdad to the provincial towns of Jeddah, Nablus, and Basra and the oil settlements of Dhahran and Abadan. In reconstructing the violent pasts of cities, new vistas on modern Middle Eastern history are opened, offering alternative and complementary perspectives to the making and unmaking of empires, nations, and states. Given the crucial importance of urban centers in shaping the Middle East in the modern era, and the ongoing potential of public histories to foster dialogue and reconciliation, this volume is both critical and timely.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationStanford
PublisherStanford University Press
Number of pages294
Editionxvi
ISBN (Print)978-0-8047-9752-8
StatePublished - 2016

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Urbanism
Urban Life
Modern Era
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Provincial
Local Elites
Oil
Government
History
Baghdad
Cairo
Tunis
Reconciliation
Public Life
Public History

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Fuccaro, N. (Ed.) (2016). Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East. (xvi ed.) Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East. / Fuccaro, Nelida (Editor).

xvi ed. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2016. 294 p.

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Fuccaro, N (ed.) 2016, Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East. xvi edn, Stanford University Press, Stanford.
Fuccaro N, (ed.). Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East. xvi ed. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 294 p.
Fuccaro, Nelida (Editor). / Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East. xvi ed. Stanford : Stanford University Press, 2016. 294 p.
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