title   
  

Oliver Jens Schmitt. Levantiner. Lebenswelten und Identitäten einer ethnokonfessionellen Gruppe im osmanischen Reich im "langen 19.Jahrhundert"

Somel, Selçuk Akşin (2007) Oliver Jens Schmitt. Levantiner. Lebenswelten und Identitäten einer ethnokonfessionellen Gruppe im osmanischen Reich im "langen 19.Jahrhundert". [Book Review]

[img]
Preview
PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
69Kb

Official URL: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/zeitschriften/id=28&count=429&recno=8&ausgabe=3465

Abstract

This article reviews a historical study authored by O.J.Schmitt. The study is on the hitherto neglected history of the Levantines, a demographic group present in major Ottoman porte towns, such as Istanbul, Izmir etc. It discusses the origins, the demographic structure, the culture as well as their economic functions within the Ottoman Empire. According to the author the Levantines, who were carrying passports of major European countries and thus were officially identified to be "Europeans", in fact should be reconsidered as a separate semi-Oriental ethnic group.

Item Type:Book Review
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
ID Code:5531
Deposited By:Selçuk Akşin Somel
Deposited On:13 Dec 1901 22
Last Modified:11 Sep 2008 15:16

Repository Staff Only: item control page