Extraterritoriality, Jews, and the Ottoman 20th Century | Sarah Abrevaya Stein

E403 |Many students of Middle Eastern history know that that some non-Muslims subjects of the Ottoman Empire became "proteges" of European states in the nineteenth century and thus acquired extraterritorial legal protections. While we know the institutional history of extraterritoriality, the individual motivations and histories of those who chose to become proteges is relatively unknown. In this podcast, Sarah Stein speaks about what extraterritoriality meant to those Jews of the former Ottoman Empire that chose to take this path. In particular, it exposes the tenuous meaning of citizenship in the quickly changing legal world of the early twentieth century, as empires collapsed and new regime of borders and national belonging emerged. See more at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2019/02/extraterritoriality.html Sarah Abrevaya Stein is Professor of History, Maurice Amado Chair in Sephardic Studies at UCLA, and Sady and Ludwig Kahn Director of UCLA’s Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. A former Guggenheim Fellow, her award-winning books include Extraterritorial Dreams: European Citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2016), Saharan Jews and the Fate of French Algeria (University of Chicago Press, 2014), and Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce (Yale University Press, 2008). She is also co-editor of four books, including The Holocaust and North Africa, edited by Aomar Boum and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (Stanford University Press, 2018) and Sephardi Lives: a documentary history, 1700-1950, edited by Julia Phillips Cohen and Sarah Abrevaya Stein (Stanford University Press, 2014). She is now completing a history that traces the story of a single Sephardic family across the globe and the arc of the twentieth century for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Macmillan Publishers. Nir Shafir researches the intellectual and religious history of the Middle East, from roughly 1400-1800, focusing on material culture and the history of science and technology. He serves an assistant professor of history at UCSD and is part of the editorial board of Ottoman History Podcast as well curating it series on history of science. CREDITS Episode No. 403 Release Date: 26 February 2019 Recording Location: Santa Monica, Calif. Audio editing by Nir Shafir Music: "Bağlamamın Düğümü" by Necmiye Ararat Images and bibliography courtesy of Sarah Abrevaya Stein available at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2019/02/extraterritoriality.html

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