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An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire

An Economic and Social History of the Ottoman Empire

Volume 1. 1300–1600


Halil Inalcik, Donald Quataert
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  • Date Published: May 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521574563

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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
    • There will also be a boxed set at £35 for the two paperback volumes
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    • Date Published: May 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521574563
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.765kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 8 maps 76 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of figures
    List of tables
    Genealogy of the Ottoman dynasty
    Chronology of Ottoman history, 1260–1923
    List of abbreviations
    General maps
    General introduction Halil Inalcik and Donald Quataert
    Part I: The Ottoman State: Economy and Society, 1300–1600 Halil Inalcik
    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
    List of weights and measures

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    Halil Inalcik, Bilkent University, Ankara


    Halil Inalcik, Donald Quataert

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