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  • Urban Governance Under the Ottomansby Ulrike Freitag; Nora Lafi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly marked by conflict in the 19th century. This collection of essays represents the result of an intense process of discussion among... more...

  • Translocalityby Ulrike Freitag; Achim von Oppen

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    Drawing on case studies mostly from Asia and Africa, this book reconsiders the increasing interconnectedness between world regions from a perspective of ‘translocality’. It suggests a more comprehensive reading of processes often simplified as ‘global’, very recent, unidirectional, and ‘Western’-dominated. more...

  • Understanding the City through its Marginsby André Chappatte; Ulrike Freitag; Nora Lafi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    Cities the world over and in particular developing countries suffer from uneven development and inequality. This is often coupled with the view that these inequalities constitute unfortunate anomalies. In contrast, this edited volume draws out the ways in which the city has not been able to exist without its margins, both materially, ideationally,... more...

  • The City in the Ottoman Empireby Ulrike Freitag; Malte Fuhrmann; Nora Lafi; Florian Riedler

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The nexus of urban governance and human migration was a crucial feature in the modernisation of cities in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century. This book connects these two concepts to examine the Ottoman city as a destination of human migration, throwing new light on the question of conviviality and cosmopolitanism from the perspective of... more...

  • Urban Violence in the Middle Eastby Ulrike Freitag; Nelida Fuccaro; Claudia Ghrawi; Nora Lafi

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    Covering a period from the late eighteenth century to today, this volume explores the phenomenon of urban violence in order to unveil general developments and historical specificities in a variety of Middle Eastern contexts. By situating incidents in particular processes and conflicts, the case studies seek to counter notions of a violent Middle East... more...

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