By Thomas Philipp
Thomas Philipp's examine of Acre combines the main large use to this point of neighborhood Arabic assets with advertisement files in Europe to make clear a sector and gear heart many establish because the starting of contemporary Palestinian heritage. The 3rd biggest urban in eighteenth-century Syria—after Aleppo and Damascus—Acre used to be the capital of a politically and economically designated sector at the Mediterranean coast that integrated what's this present day northern Israel and southern Lebanon. within the eighteenth century, Acre grew dramatically from a small fishing village to a fortified urban of a few 25,000 population. funds vegetation (first cotton, then grain) made Acre the guts of exchange and political energy and associated it inextricably to the realm financial system. Acre used to be markedly varied from different towns within the area: its city society consisted nearly solely of immigrants looking their fortune.
The upward push and fall of Acre within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, Thomas Philipp argues,...
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2. From the end of the eighteenth century we can observe a continued decline in the population of Acre until it was reduced by the middle of the nineteenth century to 2,000. 3.
But what is conspicuously absent is any conscious, comprehensive economic policy of the government, not to mention any attempt to introduce government monopolies on all or any goods. Neither did the Ottoman government take any measures to direct the flow of trade or the production of goods by maintaining, let alone developing, the infrastructure of the region—the only exception being the route of the pilgrimage caravan to Mecca. The rise of Acre, its fortification as a seaport, and the systematic attempt of its rulers to impose an all-pervasive economic monopoly policy was a radical break with the existing patterns.
At very safe times the traveler might continue from Jerusalem via Nablus to Nazareth and Acre. But usually travelers would return the same way and take a boat from Jaffa to Acre, then venture from there to Nazareth and back. 11 A further reason why travel by individual tourists was not so freely undertaken was the concern with safety. In the early eighteenth century especially, tourists or pilgrims would attach themselves to caravans or form larger groups, seeking safety in numbers. 14 They would take detours to avoid dangerous areas.
Acre. The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian City, 1730-1831 by Thomas Philipp