By Sevket Pamuk
This quantity examines the financial heritage of a giant empire positioned on the crossroads of intercontinental exchange from the fourteenth century until eventually the tip of global warfare I. It covers all areas of the empire from the Balkans via Anatolia, Syria, Egypt and the Gulf to the Maghrib. the consequences of economic advancements for social and political historical past also are mentioned during the quantity. this can be a major and pathbreaking booklet through probably the most special financial historians within the box.
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26 24 25 26 ``Points de vue sur l'Histoire Monetaire de l'Egypte Musulmane au Moyen Age,'' Annales Islamologiques, Institut FrancËais d'ArcheÂologie Orientale du Caire, 12 (1974), 3±44 and Gilles P. Hennequin, ``Nouveaux ApercËus sur l'Histoire Monetaire de l'Egypte au Moyen Age,'' Annales Islamologiques, Institut FrancËais d'ArcheÂologie Orientale du Caire, 12 (1974), 179±215; Bates, ``Islamic Numismatics,'' 1±16; 2±18 and 3±21. For a brief but insightful discussion of the importance of numismatics and metrology for the historiography of Islamic societies, also see R.
The sultan and the bureaucracy were placed at the top of this social order. There was some ¯exibility in this view. The ideal of what constituted this traditional order and the social balances may have changed over time with changes in the economy and society. The government took care to preserve as much as possible the prevailing order and the social balances including the structure of employment and production. 42 As a result, the government's attitude towards merchants was profoundly ambiguous.
This clear pattern would not change even if some of the narh lists are missing from the court archives. The search for the narh lists was undertaken as part of the ongoing work on the history of prices and wages in Istanbul. For preliminary results of that study, see appendix II. Istanbul was a giant, consuming city dependent on its vast hinterland. The classic work on the economy of the capital city and the nature of state intervention in that economy remains Robert Mantran, Istanbul dans la seconde moitieÂ du XVIIe sieÁcle (Paris: 1962), 233±86.
A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire by Sevket Pamuk