State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire: Mosul, 1540-1834

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Cambridge University Press, May 16, 2002 - History - 272 pages
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Dina Rizk Khoury's book, which spans three centuries of Ottoman history, offers an interpretation of relations between the central Ottoman empire and the frontier city of Mosul during the early modern period. Basing her work on Ottoman and Iraqi archival sources, the author demonstrates that, contrary to the accepted view, the links between the central state and provincial social groups in fact grew stronger throughout the period. The development and expansion of the system of tax farms and entitlements, for example, bound the provincial service gentry, drawn from mercantile, military and bureaucratic provincial families, to the Ottoman state structure, notwithstanding the apparent weakening of administrative controls. This comparative and broad-ranging book will be of interest to Middle East historians and Ottomanists, as well as to those concerned with the process of state formation in the early modern period. Prizewinner - The British-Kuwait Friendship Society prize in Middle Eastern studies
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The making of a regional economy city hinterland and state 15401700
23
War and provincial society
44
When Osmalis ate the crumbs and left the bread behind tax farming and provincial society
75
Between khassa and amma elites and commoners in eighteenth and early nineteenthcentury Mosul
111
The language of politics views on sultans corruption and land taxes
156
The practice of politics
188
Conclusion
213
The endowments of the Jalili Households
216
Peasant income in 18525 according to the inheritance records of the Province of Mosul
219
Tevzi document of taxes imposed on craft guilds 1835 AH1251
225
Tevzi documents of taxes imposed on the villages of Mosul
228
Bibliography
231
Index
242
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Dina Rizk Khoury is Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University. Since 2005, she has been writing on the contemporary history of Iraq, particularly on violence, sectarian politics, and war and memory. She is the author of State and Provincial Society in the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

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