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.
List of maps; List of figures; List of tables; Genealogy of the Ottoman dynasty; Chronology of Ottoman history, 1260-1914; Preface; Abbreviations; 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 cift-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; Bibliography; List of weights and measures; Glossary; Index.
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