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An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300–1914

An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300–1914
2 Volume Paperback Set


  • Date Published: May 1997
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from October 2022
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9780521585804

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  • This major contribution to Ottoman history is now published in paperback in two volumes: the original single hardback volume (1994) 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. The text of volume one is by Halil Inalcik, covering the period 1300-1600. The second volume, written by Suraiya Faroqhi, Bruce McGowan, Donald Quataert and Sevket Pamuk, continues the story to 1914. Each volume examines developments in population, trade, transport, manufacturing, land tenure and the economy, and extensive apparatus and bibliographic information is provided for students and others wishing to pursue the subject in more detail. Both volumes will be fundamental to any future discussion of any aspect of Ottoman history.

    • Accessible paperback edition of acclaimed general history of Ottoman empire
    • Authoritative text by one of world's leading Ottoman historians
    • Excellent upper-level adoption potential
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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1997
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9780521585804
    • length: 1052 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 66 mm
    • weight: 1.76kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 8 maps 1 table
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from October 2022
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of figures
    List of tables
    Genealogy of the Ottoman dynasty
    Chronology of Ottoman history, 1260–1914
    General Introduction Halil Inalcik and Donald Quataert
    Part I: The Ottoman State: Economy and Society, 1300–1600: Introduction
    A. The economic mind
    B. State revenues and expenditures:
    1. Sources of revenue
    2. The state treasury and budgets
    C. State, Land and Peasant:
    3. State-owned lands (miri)
    4. Land possession outside the miri system
    5. Land surveying
    6. The çift-hane system: the organization of Ottoman rural society
    7. Settlements
    D. Trade:
    8. Istanbul and the imperial economy
    9. International trade: general conditions
    10. Bursa and the silk trade
    11. Dubrovnik and the Balkans
    12. The Black Sea and Eastern Europe
    13. The India trade
    14. Northerners in the Mediterranean
    Bibliography Halil Inalcik
    Part II. Crisis and Change, 1590–1699:
    15. The principal political events
    16. Making a living: economic crisis and partial recovery
    17. Trade: regional, inter-regional and international
    18. Finances
    19. The ruling elite between politics and 'the economy'
    20. Social life in cities
    21. Symbols of power and legitimation
    Bibliography Suraiya Faroqhi
    Part III. The Age of the Ayans, 1699–1812:
    22. A perspective on the eighteenth century
    23. Population and migration
    24. The elites and their retinues
    25. Peasants and pastoralists
    26. Merchants and craftsmen
    27. The state and the economy
    28. Trade
    Bibliography Bruce McGowan
    Part IV. The Age of Reforms, 1812–1914:
    29. Overview of the nineteenth century
    30. Population
    31. Transportation
    32. Commerce
    33. Agriculture
    34. Manufacturing
    Bibliography Donald Quataert
    Appendix: Money in the Ottoman Empire, 1326–1914 Sevket Pamuk
    List of weights and measures

  • Authors

    Halil Inalcik, Bilkent University, Ankara

    Suraiya Faroqhi, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen

    Bruce McGowan, US Consulate, St Petersburg

    Donald Quataert, State University of New York, Binghamton

    Sevket Pamuk, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

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