State and Peasant in the Ottoman Empire studies the dynamics of Ottoman peasant economy in the sixteenth century. First, it shows that contrary to the conventional wisdom about the 'stationariness'of the Asian agrarian economies, Ottoman peasant economy witnessed substantial growth in response to population increase, urban commercial expansion and to increased taxation demands. Second, the book argues that economic development did not take place independently of political structures, of the state. This meant that in the light of the fiscal and legitimation concerns of the Ottoman state and contrary to the assumptions of the models of economic development, changes in population and in commercial demand did not result in the disruption of the integrity of the small peasant holding as the primary unit of production. The book develops these arguments in the context of a detailed empirical study of the economic trends, of the state rules or institutions that embodied the relations of revenue extraction, and of exchange in Ottoman Anatolia.
State and Peasant in the Ottoman Empire
edited by Duygu Köksal, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul and Anastasia Falierou, University of Athens
In A Social History of the Late Ottoman Women, Duygu Köksal and Anastasia Falierou bring together new research on women of different geographies and communities of the late Ottoman Empire focusing particularly on the ways in which women gained power and exercised agency.
Gábor Kármán, University of Leipzig and Lovro Kunčević, Institute for Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art, Dubrovnik
The European Tributary States is the first attempt to give a comprehensive overview of the similarities and differences in the Ottoman Empire’s relationship to Moldavia, Wallachia, Transylvania, Ragusa, the Crimean Khanate as well as the Cossack Hetmanate.
Mehmet Beşikçi, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
The Ottoman Mobilization of Manpower in the First World War examines how the Ottoman Empire tried to cope with the challenges of permanent mobilization and how this process reshaped state-society relations in 1914-1918, focusing mainly on Anatolia and the Muslim population.
edited by Joost Jongerden, Wageningen University, and Jelle Verheij, independent researcher
Social Relations in Ottoman Diyarbekir, 1870-1915, offers new perspectives on the political conflicts and violent events that shaped the history of the region.
İsmail Hakkı Kadı, Istanbul Medeniyet University
This study analyses the dynamics between the non-Muslim merchant elites of Ankara and Izmir (mostly Greeks and Armenians) and their European competitors in the eighteenth century, particularly the mohair trade in Ankara, and Ottoman infiltration of the Dutch trade between Amsterdam and Izmir.
François Georgeon et Frédéric Hitzel
This work offers several new perspectives on the phenomenon of time in the Ottoman era and space, and its place in the lives of Ottoman subjects. The collected articles suggest that temporality in the Ottoman Empire was not the same in all cities, nor even in campaigns. Moreover, the Ottoman ...
Drawing on a broad range of sources in Ottoman Turkish and Arabic this book offers a new interpretation of late Ottoman imperial rule in Yemen and situates the Ottoman Empire among competing imperial powers in the long nineteenth century.
Drawing on rich source material in several languages and three scripts (Arabic, Cyrillic, and Latin), this book presents a broad picture of international relations in early modern Eastern Europe, at the crossing point of Genghisid, Islamic, Orthodox, and Latin traditions.
During the era of Sultan Abdülhamid II, modern state institutions were established in Palestine, while national identities had not yet developed. Based on Arabic, Turkish and Hebrew sources, the book analyses this historical moment from a wide variety of perspectives.
Meltem Toksöz, Boğaziçi University
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