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Travel and artisans in the Ottoman Empire : employment and mobility in the early modern era

Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
Series: Library of Ottoman studies, 44.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It has often been assumed that the subjects of the Ottoman sultans were unable to travel beyond their localities - since peasants needed the permission of their local administrators before they could legitimately leave their villages. According to this view, only soldiers and members of the governing elite would have been free to travel. However Suraiya Faroqhi's extensive archival research shows that this was not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suraiya Faroqhi
ISBN: 9781780764818 1780764812
OCLC Number: 826659580
Description: xxii, 296 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Elite Travellers --
1 What an Ottoman ambassador might find out in Vienna 3 --
2 Material culture in Latinate Europe: as reported by eighteenth-century Ottoman ambassadors 26 --
3 'Seeking refuge in the Sultan's shadow': asylum seekers on Ottoman territory 44 --
4 Evliya Çelebi's tales of Cairo's guildsmen 64 --
5 Ottoman travellers in Venice 75 --
Ordinary People and their Products on the Move --
6 Keepsakes and trade goods from seventeenth-century Mecca 89 --
7 Entering and leaving the Empire's industrious core: Bursa and its textiles 99 --
8 'Just passing through': travellers and sojourners in mid-sixteenth-century Üsküdar 117 --
9 Mostly fugitives: the trials and tribulations of slaves in sixteenth-century Üsküdar 129 --
10 The adventures of Tunisian fez-sellers in eighteenth-century Istanbul 143 --
11 Controlling borders and workmen, all in one fell swoop: from Istanbul to Hotin in 1716 156 --
Staying Put --
12 Selling sweetmeats: Istanbul in the mid-eighteenth century 175 --
13 Where to make and sell cheap textiles in eighteenth-century Istanbul: a buyer's guide 186 --
14 In quest of their daily bread: artisans of Istanbul under Selim III (r. 1789-1807) 197.
Series Title: Library of Ottoman studies, 44.
Responsibility: Suraiya Faroqhi.

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