An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, Volume 1

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Halil Inalcik, Donald Quataert
Cambridge University Press, May 1, 1997 - History - 480 pages
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This major contribution to Ottoman history is now published in paperback in two volumes: the original single hardback volume (CUP 1995) has been widely acclaimed as a landmark in the study of one of the most enduring and influential empires of modern times. The authors provide a richly detailed account of the social and economic history of the Ottoman region, from the origins of the Empire around 1300 to the eve of its destruction during World War One. The breadth of range and the fullness of coverage make these two volumes essential for an understanding of contemporary developments in both the Middle East and the post-Soviet Balkan world.
  

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Contents

General introduction
1
THE OTTOMAN STATE ECONOMY AND SOCIETY 13001600
9
Empire and population
11
A THE ECONOMIC MIND
44
B STATE REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES
55
2 The state treasury and budgets
77
C STATE LAND AND PEASANT
103
4 Land possession outside the miri system
120
general conditions
188
10 Bursa and the silk trade
218
11 Dubrovnik and the Balkans
256
12 The Black Sea and Eastern Europe
271
13 The India trade
315
14 Northerners in the Mediterranean
364
Bibliography
380
List of weights and measures
xxxvii

5 Land surveying
132
the organization of Ottoman rural society
143
7 Settlements
155
D TRADE
179
Glossary
xlv
Index
liii
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About the author (1997)

A prominent scholar in Middle Eastern history for nearly half a century, Halil Inalcik was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Ankara in 1942. He taught at his alma mater from 1943 to 1972, when he accepted a professorship in Middle Eastern history at the University of Chicago, where he was professor emeritus. An authority on the Ottoman-Turkish period, particularly in the field of social and economic history, Inalcik lectured widely at major universities and international conferences and has written numerous articles and books in both Turkish and English.

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