A Neighborhood in Ottoman Istanbul: Fruit Vendors and Civil Servants in the Kasap Ilyas Mahalle
Combining the vivid and colorful detail of a micro-history with a wider historical perspective, this groundbreaking study looks at the urban and social history of a small neighborhood community (a mahalle) of Ottoman Istanbul, the Kasap I¨lyas. Drawing on exceptionally rich historical documentation starting in the early sixteenth century, Cem Behar focuses on how the Kasap I¨lyas mahalle came to mirror some of the overarching issues of the capital city of the Ottoman Empire. Also considered are other issues central to the historiography of cities, such as rural migration and urban integration of migrants, including avenues for professional integration and the solidarity networks migrants formed, and the role of historical guilds and non-guild labor, the ancestor of the “informal” or “marginal” sector found today in less developed countries.
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Ahmet Alevi Ankara Arapkir Arapkirlis Ayverdi Aziz Mahmud Efendi Behar bostans Butchers capital capital-city census census documents Cerrahpasa coffeehouse contained Davud Davudpasa Court Davudpasa wharf deeds of trust district entries fire fruits and vegetables function half hamam Hatun household heads houses Ibrahim Ilyas imam inhabitants of Kasap instance intramural Istanbul ISA-DM Ispanakcı Viranesi Ispanakcızade Istanbul mahalles Istanbulites Janissary Kasap llyas mahalle Kasap llyas mosque konak Langa large number living in Kasap Malatya Marmara marriage Mehmed Mehmet migrants from Arapkir muezzin muhtar of Kasap Muslim Mustafa neighboring nineteenth century notebooks obviously official Osman Efendi Ottoman cities Ottoman Empire Ottoman Istanbul Pasa percent pious foundations plot of land population public bath real estate property registered Religious Courts rent residential rural migrants Samatya Street sea of Marmara semt seventeenth shops situated sixteenth century social Tanzimat Tarih topographical traditional urban usufruct vakif vakıf vegetable gardens warehouses