Autor: Max Weber Stiftung

Seasons of Capitalism: Human and Non-Human Nature in the Making of Lebanon’s Silk Industry

By Graham Auman Pitts. Capitalism had it seasons in late-Ottoman Mount Lebanon. Each spring, the families that tilled orchards of mulberries purchased the eggs they needed on c­­­­­redit. Mulberry leaves nourished the eggs, which hatched and began to spin their cocoons once the temperature was reliably above 16° Celsius.

The Fijeh Water Project and the Cholera Epidemic in 1903 Damascus

By Benan Grams. On June 30th, 1903 Sultan Abdulhamid II approved a project to bring potable water to Damascus from the Ein el-Fijeh spring. The project was presented to the central government by Nazim Pasha, the governor of Syria, during a persistent cholera epidemic that afflicted Damascus throughout that year.

New Questions for Studying Plague in Ottoman History

By Nükhet Varlık. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is known to have affected human societies for at least the last five thousand years. During its long history, it sparked countless local epidemics and three known pandemics, which spread the bacterium to practically every corner of the world.

Brückenbauerinnen der Emanzipation

Bis heute wird die Emanzipation der jüdischen Minderheit im Zuge der Gründung des italie­nischen Einheitsstaates 1861 als große Erfolgs­geschichte erzählt. In ihrer Forschung zu jüdischen Frauennetzwerken zwischen Risorgi­mento und Faschismus nimmt die Historikerin Ruth Nattermann einen innovativen Blickwin­kel ein und korrigiert so das tradierte Narrativ…

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