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By Hulya Canbakal

This publication offers with social inequality and tool kin in an Ottoman provincial city positioned within the Anatolian-Syrian frontier. It examines the altering styles of stratification and standing administration in the course of a interval of long term financial development and political realignment in center-periphery relatives. It makes a speciality of the assets and composition of the neighborhood elite, and modes of elite dominance during the lenses of the town's courtroom files, exploring the criminal strategy and practices of city illustration and govt as websites of day-by-day politics and elite strength.

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The Expedition for the Survey of the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, 1: 351. 42 Seyà˙atnàme, 9: 163a–b. Discrepancies between such figures cited in different Evliyà copies are no less problematic, and require much caution. Compare, for instance, B306, TKS Library, 163b, (used here) and R1460, TKS Library, 160a. an introduction to 'ayntÀb 31 to have continually increased during 1530–1640, then, it stabilized at around thirty-five after a period of possible contraction in the 1640s. 2). 1). 43 It should also be noted that the estimate of 14,000 is based on ‘summary 'avàrıû’ figures whose reliability becomes increasingly questionable around this time.

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Sources Court registers have been one of the most popular sources in Ottoman studies in the past three decades and they have revitalized the writing of social history in a major way. After many productive years of ‘sicillogy’ during which the records were used to gather facts about a wide range of social practices, relatively recently, textual criticism has opened up new vistas in their use, particularly for cultural history. 33 In 'Ayntàb at least, that was the case as late as the beginning of the twentieth century.

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