International Journal of Middle East Studies


The Demographic Development of Palestine, 1850–1882

Alexander Schölcha1

a1 University of Erlangen West Germany

In my contribution to a volume edited by Roger Owen, I have studied the economic development of Palestine from the Crimean War up to the beginnings of the first Jewish Aliya. In this article I propose to investigate the concomitant demographic development of Palestine, that is, of the Livās of Jerusalem, Nablus/Balqā', and 'Akkā, during roughly the same period.