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By Eyal Ginio, Professor Elie Podeh

This selection of articles discusses a number of political, social, cultural and financial features of the Ottoman heart East. by utilizing a number of textual and visible records, produced within the Ottoman Empire, the gathering deals new insights into the matrix of existence in the course of the lengthy interval of Ottoman rule. the various components of the quantity discover the most subject matters studied via Amnon Cohen: Ottoman Palestine, Egypt and the Fertile Crescent lower than Ottoman rule, Ottoman Jews and their kinfolk with the encompassing societies and numerous social features of Ottoman societies.

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Thus, according to Jewish legends, the demons 4 Istanbul, Topkapı Palace Museum, H. 2152, fol. 97a. See Bishr Farès, “Figures magiques,” in Aus der Welt der islamischen Kunst, ed. R. Ettinghausen (Berlin: Mann, 1959), 155–56.  King Solomon seated on a lions throne. Istanbul, Topkapı Palace Museum, H. 2152, fol. 97a. (Based on R. Milstein, King Solomon’s Seal, Jerusalem, 1995, p. 34) king solomon or sultan süleyman? 19 built the Temple of God in Jerusalem without using iron instruments. 5 If the prophet in the Ottoman painting is King Solomon and not Muhammad, why is he seated higher than the other prophets?

In al-Quds al-Islamiyya, ed. Muḥammad Ghusha (Amman: Ministry of Culture, 2010), 223–75. 2 Inscriptions in Jerusalem, Hebron and Nebi Musa also refer to the renovation works: Max van Berchem, Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum, Part II: Syrie du Sud-2. Jerusalem “Haram” (Cairo: IFAO, 1927), nos. 250, 296–298; Yunus ʿAmr and Najaḥ Abu Sara, Ruqum al-Masjid al-Ibrahimi al-Sharif (Hebron: Jamiʿat al-Khalil, 1989), 569, 571; Mehmet Tütüncü, Turkish Palestine (1069–1917) (Haarlem: Turkestan and Azerbaijan Research Centre, 2008), 55–62, 163–64.

Photo by R. Milstein) 11 See Cornell Fleischer, “The Lawgiver as Messiah: The Making of the Imperial Image in the Reign of Süleyman,” in Soliman le Magnifique et son temps. Rencontres de l’Ecole du Louvre, ed. Gilles Veinstein (Paris: Documentation française, 1992), 159–179.  The Haram of Jerusalem. Illustration from The Haram of Jerusalem, Sayyid ʿAli’s Shawqnamah, Mecca 1563. Haifa, National Maritime Museum, inv. 4576, fol. 49a. (Photo by D. Silverman) few inscriptions from Jerusalem. One of them, on a fountain in the Haram al-Sharif, reads as follows: “This sebil was erected in the time of the great Sultan, second to Solomon in the kingdom of the world, Sultan Süleyman b.

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