Fatih Ermiş's A History of Ottoman Economic Thought: Developments Before PDF

By Fatih Ermiş

ISBN-10: 0415540062

ISBN-13: 9780415540063

ISBN-10: 1138674486

ISBN-13: 9781138674486

The Ottoman Empire (1299-1923) existed on the crossroads of the East and the West. Neither the heritage of Western Asia, nor that of jap Europe, may be absolutely understood with no wisdom of the heritage of the Ottoman Empire.

The query is frequently raised of even if fiscal pondering can exist in a non-capitalistic society. within the Ottoman Empire, like in all different pre-capitalistic cultures, the industrial sphere was once a vital part of social existence, and parts of Ottoman financial suggestion can usually be present in among political, social and non secular rules. Ottoman fiscal considering can't, hence, be analyzed in isolation; research of monetary pondering can exhibit facets of the whole global view of the Ottomans.

Based on huge archival paintings, this landmark quantity examines Ottoman monetary pondering within the classical interval utilizing 3 techniques: humorism, circle of justice and loved ones economic system. Basing the learn upon the writings of the Ottoman elite and bureaucrats, this ebook explores Ottoman financial pondering ranging from its personal dynamics, warding off the temptation to hunt glossy monetary theories and methods within the Ottoman milieu.

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708. 21 See the entry ‘ ’ in Edward William Lane, An Arabic- English Lexicon, Beirut: Librairie du Liban, 1968. 22 Sir James W. Redhouse, A Turkish and English Lexicon, Istanbul: Çağrı Yayınları: 2001. html (accessed 8 June 2010). 23 See Halil Sahillioğlu, ‘Kuruluştan XVII: Asrın sonlarına kadar Osmanlı para tarihi üzerine bir deneme’, PhD thesis, İstanbul Üniversitesi, 1958, pp. 1–6. 24 Şevket Pamuk, A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000, p. 32. A.

For an Ottoman intellectual, society consisted of different groups: scholars (ʽulemā’), bureaucrats (ʽasker), merchants (tüccār) and peasants (reʽāyā). ’3 This short sentence can be considered fundamental for understanding the Ottoman concept of society. 4 He states that he was not referring to these other meanings, but that he meant ‘rule and authority’ with devlet. The second point is that even in this context, the meaning of the word ‘devlet’ is not identical to today’s usage of the word. In the Ottoman context, state means not only the bureaucratic apparatus governing the country, but also the society itself.

See the entry ‘derebey’, in EI. Norman Itzkowitz, ‘Men and Ideas in the Eighteenth Century Ottoman Empire’, in: Studies in Eighteenth Century Islamic History, ed. by Thomas Naff and Roger Owen, London and Amsterdam: Southern Illinois University Press, 1977, pp. 15–16. Niyazi Berkes, The Development of Secularism in Turkey, London: Hurst, 1998, p. 144. See the entry ‘tanẓīmāt’, in EI. See the entry ‘khuṭba’, in EI. For a more detailed comparison of nafs and rūh, see the entry ‘nafs’ in EI. See the entry ‘ ’ in Lane, An Arabic- English Lexicon.

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