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Author Wilkins, Charles L

Title Forging urban solidarities : Ottoman Aleppo 1640-1700 / by Charles L. Wilkins
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 323 pages)
Series The Ottoman Empire and its heritage, 1380-6076 ; v. 41
Ottoman Empire and its heritage ; v. 41.
Contents Extraordinary taxes ('avāriż) and local administration -- The 'avāriż tax regime and the conduct of tax surveys -- The mechanics of local tax administration : land use, personal liability, and apportionment -- The responsibilities and compensation of quarter tax officials -- A fiscal demography of Aleppo -- Urban responses to the imposition of extraordinary taxes -- The frequency and level of extraordinary tax levies -- Popular strategies for tax relief : tax exemption -- Other individual strategies for tax relief -- Collective action and mutual assistance -- Residential quarters and the question of "positive loyalties" -- Military units : elements of solidarity and division -- Survey of military cadres -- Residence patterns -- Compensation of troops -- Ocaḳlıḳ and the guards of the Kars Citadel -- Soldiers, market regulation, and moneylending -- Mobilization and unit solidarity -- The career of 'Alī b. Shabīb (d. ca. 1678) -- The episode of 'Alī Agha b. 'Abdullāh -- Limits on unit discipline and solidarity -- Solidarity and leadership in the guilds -- Guild self-government -- The leadership of the guilds : two case studies -- The butchers -- The Ḳaṣapbas̜i : compensation and social background -- The tanners -- The Akhī Bābā and Shaykh al-Sab'a -- A sketch of one Shaykh al-Sab'a : Sayyid Ibrāhīm b. Sayyid Rajab al-Ḥ'anbalī (d. 1678) -- The Shaykh al-Dabbāghīn and Naqīb al-Dabbāghīn -- Relations among guilds -- Guilds : patterns of autonomy and organizational fluidity
Summary The monograph considers the ways in which the Ottoman state in the early modern period mobilized human and material resources for war-making and what secondary effects this had on provincial society. Focusing on the Levantine trading center of Aleppo, it explores changes in the relations of power operating within certain urban institutions - residential quarters, military garrisons and guilds - during the military and fiscal transformations of the late seventeenth century. Using both documents of the central state treasury and the records of local law courts, it examines how the routinization of direct imperial taxes and the assimilation of soldiers to civilian life subverted the city's social and political order
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Solidarity -- Political aspects -- Syria -- Aleppo -- History -- 17th century
Solidarity -- Economic aspects -- Syria -- Aleppo -- History -- 17th century
Taxation -- Syria -- Aleppo -- History -- 17th century
Soldiers -- Syria -- Aleppo -- History -- 17th century
Guilds -- Syria -- Aleppo -- History -- 17th century
City and town life -- Syria -- Aleppo -- History -- 17th century
HISTORY -- General.
City and town life.
Economic history.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Solidarity -- Political aspects.
Aleppo (Syria) -- Politics and government -- 17th century
Aleppo (Syria) -- Economic conditions -- 17th century
Aleppo (Syria) -- Social conditions -- 17th century
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Syria -- Aleppo.
Osmanisches Reich
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004193307