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Ottoman Manufacturing in the Age of the Industrial Revolution

Ottoman Manufacturing in the Age of the Industrial Revolution


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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893015

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  • This book uncovers the rich, fascinating and complex world of Ottoman manufacturing and manufacturers in the age of the European industrial revolution. Using a wealth of sources from Ottoman, European and American archives, Professor Donald Quataert explores the technological methods of producing cotton cloth, wool cloth, yarn and silk, how these changed throughout the nineteenth century, the organisation of home and workshop production and trends in the domestic and international markets. By focusing on textile manufacturing in homes and small workshops, the author reveals a dynamism that refutes traditional notions of a declining economy in the face of European expansion. He shows how manufacturers adopted a variety of strategies, such as reduced wages and low technology inputs, to confront European competitors, protect their livelihoods and retain domestic and international customers.

    • Comprehensive study of the rich and fascinating world of Ottoman manufacturing throughout the nineteenth century
    • Uses a wealth of sources from Ottoman, European and American archives
    • The author convincingly refutes traditional notions of a stagnating economy and depicts an adaptive, innovative and vital industrial sector
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    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893015
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.379kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 5 maps 24 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Manufacturing for the Domestic Market:
    1. Raw cotton, dyestuffs and yarn production
    2. Trends in cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo
    3. Patterns of cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo
    Part II. Manufacturing for the International Market:
    4. Silk cloth and raw silk production
    5. Carpetmaking

  • Author

    Donald Quataert, State University of New York, Binghamton

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