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Making Spaces: Regionalisation Through Everyday Practices

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This chapter attempts to complement this perspective by a bottom-up approach, asking how the people living in the District used the land and what spatial units mattered in their daily life. In human geography, such questions are discussed under the heading of 'regionalisation'. In human geography, such questions are discussed under the heading of 'regionalisation'. The chapter applies the perspective of everyday regionalisation to southern Palestine. Jerusalem, Hebron, Jaffa and Gaza, together with their surrounding regions, are taken as case studies in order to illuminate the common and the specific in the socio-political development of the District.

Keywords: District of Jerusalem; Hebron; Ottoman central government; regionalisation; socio-political development; southern Palestine; Tanzimat laws



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