1. The establishment and survival of Ottoman rule in the Arab lands, 1516-1798; 2. Institutions of Ottoman rule; 3. Economy and society in the early modern era; 4. A world of scholars and saints: intellectual life in the Ottoman Arab lands; 5. The empire at war: Napoleon, the Wahhabis, and Mehmed Ali; 6. The Tanzimat and the time of re-Ottomanization; 7. The end of the relationship.
Bruce Masters is John Andrus Professor of History at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Arab World: The Roots of Sectarianism (Cambridge, 2001) as well as numerous articles and scholarly contributions.
'... an excellent analysis of the Arabs in the Ottoman Empire ... Masters demonstrates a tremendous depth and breadth of knowledge in this field and, as a result, this text is an excellent addition to scholarship.' David Mason, Middle East Media and Book Reviews (membr.uwm.edu)