Guild Dynamics in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: Fluidity and Leverage

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BRILL, 2004 - History - 306 pages
The Istanbul guilds of the Ottoman Empire witnessed a period of profound economic and political turbulence throughout the seventeenth century. Drawing on the kadi court records of Istanbul, the author explores issues of guild organization, questions the so-called traditionalism of Ottoman guilds, and examines the ability of the guilds to negotiate with the state during times of peace, war and revolt. Not only does this study shed new light on the question of what the Ottoman guilds were and what they were capable of, but it also places the guilds of Istanbul into the wider, dynamic context of contemporary history. This work is a valuable addition to anyone interested in Ottoman social and political history.
 

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nice piece. hope can exchange my study on Chinese eighteenth-century guilds with the author.

Contents

The Setting SeventeenthCentury Istanbul
19
The Organization and Operation of Guilds
41
b Individual Members and the Guild
90
Interguild Relationships
105
Guilds Traditionalism and Change 13
113
b New Developments in the Guild System
125
Conclusion
163
The GovernmentGuild RelationshipThe
167
Petitions and Appeals by Guilds and Guildsmen
196
e Conclusion
233
Lists of Trades in Law Codes Kanunnämeler
245
Lists of Trades Based on Descriptions of
255
Trades that Had Shops in the 1670s
261
The 62 Guilds Hirjet Not Subject to Ihtisab
269
Bibliography
291
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b Government Involvement in the Guild System
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Eunjeong Yi, Ph.D. (2000) in History, Harvard University, is a lecturer at Seoul National University.