Revue des Sciences Humaines & Sociales
Volume 2, Numéro 46, Pages 61-83
الكاتب : فوزية محنوف .
The Ottoman Documentation in the archives of the Arab countries or in the Ottoman archive in Turkey played a major role in the historical Arab studies during the Ottoman era, be it the studies concerning the history of the Ottoman state itself, or the Arab states in particular during the period of Ottoman governance. These archives are considered as the raw material on which the Arab researcher bases his historical studies. These historical Arab studies concerning the Ottoman history have been developed significantly during the last few decades. Arab researchers are beginning to become more and more interested in that by attention after showing reluctance to study this history. But, what one can notice about these historical Arab studies is the predominance of the local aspect on them. That is to say, they specialized, on the one hand, in the history of the Arab country without any of the other subjects related to the Ottoman history, and relied, on the other hand, mainly on the local archival documents existing in the Arab country. That might be the result of the obstacles faced by the Arab researcher when treating the ottoman archives in Turkey, as far as language question and research tools are concerned.
Arab historical studies - Ottoman archives - Ottoman period - Local archival documents in Arab countries.