Khalil Shokeh (Bethlehem historian) discussing Ottoman period and World War I

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Title
Khalil Shokeh (Bethlehem historian) discussing Ottoman period and World War I
Description
POOR QUALITY AUDIO. Khalil Shokeh (Bethlehemite historian) interviewed by Marwa Sobeh. He discusses the following: Bethlehem changed during the late Ottoman period to become almost a city due to urban expansion and the influx of tourism that came from around the world, as well as the establishment of local organisations; farmers used to work with the Ottoman soldiers to sell their produce; local people had to communicate with the Ottoman authorities for the collection of taxes; Ottomans exploited the bad relations between Beit Jala and Bethlehem for their own benefit but sometimes they also had to intervene in disputes between them; overall there was exploitation on both sides between the Ottoman authorities and the local residents of Bethlehem.
Original audio: CD. Transcript: summary. In the original collection at Bethlehem University this CD was categorised as File 1 of Box 1.
Identifier
pb_bu_wwi_7265366
Subject
Bethlehem
Palestine
Palestinian Diaspora
Ottoman Empire and World War I collection
World War I in Bethlehem
Bethlehem oral history
Ottoman Empire in Bethlehem
Locust plague 1915
Bethlehem University
License
CC BY 4.0
Type
Digital reproduction of CD and handwritten transcript
Source
Bethlehem University
Language
Arabic
Spatial Coverage
31.7160165/ 35.1783942
Rights Holder
Bethlehem University
Date (approximate)
c.1992-2008