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2014

Issue . 60
P. 3
Editorial
Editorial: New Approaches to Archives and sources for Jerusalem's History
ABSTRACT
This issue of Jerusalem Quarterly contains
two original compendiums for new archival
sources for Jerusalem. The first is an overview
of the records for the Ottoman municipal
archival records for the period 1892–1917,
examined by Yasemin Avci, Vincent Lemire,
and Falestin Naïli. The material contained,
originally recorded in Ottoman Turkish and
Arabic, provides breakthrough opportunities
for examining the daily operations of the
city council in the critical period leading to
World War I and the end of Ottoman rule in
Southern Palestine. These records contain
only a segment (fifteen years) of the municipal
records, which were either destroyed or
shipped earlier to the imperial capital in
Istanbul.