Erdoğdu, İbrahim
June 2007
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2007, Vol. 11 Issue 32, p259
Academic Journal
In this paper prepared on the basis of the Islamic Court records the institutional changes and the economic crisis which were created by the external and internal dynamics and were overwhelmingly felt in the countrside in the second half of the 17th century from the aspects of the guilds have been extensively analized. Morever, the general state of economy and of the people gradually going bad to worse and their affects on the countryside especially in the Harput city have been scrutinized. We have also investigated the state of Harput guilds, their traditional means of doing commerce, the extra taxes burdened on the people due to the renewed wars and their affects on the guilds. These information based on the Islamic court registers with certain events as examples was taken and analyzed in detail.


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