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By Ariel Salzmann

In accordance with 3 years of archival learn, this paintings adopts a comparative framework in its exam of 1 of the least understood and extra paradoxical polities of contemporary ecu and heart jap background: the Ottoman ancien regime. regardless of a profoundly decentralized kingdom gear, the Ottoman nation controlled to rule huge components of the center East and southeastern Europe in the course of a turbulent century. Framing a lot of her argument inside eu debates approximately tax farming, the writer argues that the good fortune of the Ottoman ancien regime, like that of its French counterpart, is because of the profitable articulation of a posh monetary community revolving round crucial kingdom elite investments and an Instanbul-based and supervised banking process. Embedded within the theoretical arguments approximately Ottoman economics is an empirical examine of Diyarbakir.

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9 7 Generally, Abdulhak Adnan Adivar, Osmanlı Türklerinde Ilım (Istanbul: Maarif Matbaasi, 1943). Katib Çelebı or Haci Halifa Mustafa ibn Abullah was familiar with Mercator’s Atlas Major (Bagrow, History of Cartography, 210–211). , Osmanlı Co[rafya Literatürü, vol. 1, 111–43. In 1732, (brahim Müteferrika published Katib Çelebı’s (Haci Halifa Mustafa b. Abdullah) Kitab-ı Cihânnüma (Constantinople). On the state of Islamic cartography, see also David A. King, World Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance of Mecca: Examples of Innovation and Tradition in Islamic Science (Leiden: E.

T. Skocpol, Peter Evans, and Dietrich Rueschemeyer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985), 21. ’  17 While the central government was gradually taking over all the powers of local authorities and coming more and more to monopolize the whole administration of the country, some institutions which it had allowed to survive and even some new ones created by itself tended to check this centripetal movement . . it had no very clear idea of the extent of its power. 44 It is ironic that precisely because of an errorridden social scientific paradigms on “empires,” decentralization, along with its attendant state involution, have long taken center stage in eighteenth-century Ottoman studies.

2740). According to Goodrich, another copy of the same map, albeit lacking coloring, is found in the Istanbul Archeological Museum. I am extremely grateful to him for his attention to this chapter and for sharing photographs of a third copy, found in the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna. Fig. 2 An outline drawing of a map produced in the palace of Ahmed III. One of several colored copies, the original is found in the Topkapæ Sarayæ Museum Library (H. 447). After Faik Re×id Unat, ed. Tarih Vesikalaræ 1 (1941): 160–161.

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