Ottoman Jerusalem, 1517-1918

Yuval Ben-Bassat, Johann Buessow

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The Ottomans governed Jerusalem from 1516 to 1917. They had captured the city peacefully in 1516 following the successful campaign of Sultan Selim I (r. 1512-1520) against the Mamluks in Syria and Palestine, which culminated in their conquest of Cairo in 1517 (on Mamluk Jerusalem, see Antrim, Chapter 9, and Pullan, Chapter 19, both this volume). Towards the end of World War I, some 401 years later, they lost the city to British troops led by General Edmond Allenby.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook on Jerusalem
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781317385400
ISBN (Print)9781138936935
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 selection and editorial matter, Suleiman A. Mourad, Naomi Koltun-Fromm and Bedross Der Matossian; individual chapters, the contributors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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