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A History of Ottoman Economic Thought: Developments Before by Fatih Ermiş

By Fatih Ermiş

The Ottoman Empire (1299-1923) existed on the crossroads of the East and the West. Neither the historical past of Western Asia, nor that of jap Europe, could be totally understood with no wisdom of the background of the Ottoman Empire.

The query is usually raised of even if fiscal considering can exist in a non-capitalistic society. within the Ottoman Empire, like in all different pre-capitalistic cultures, the commercial sphere used to be a vital part of social existence, and components of Ottoman monetary suggestion can often be present in among political, social and non secular rules. Ottoman fiscal pondering can't, for that reason, be analyzed in isolation; research of monetary pondering can demonstrate facets of the complete international view of the Ottomans.

Based on huge archival paintings, this landmark quantity examines Ottoman fiscal considering within the classical interval utilizing 3 recommendations: humorism, circle of justice and family financial system. Basing the study upon the writings of the Ottoman elite and bureaucrats, this booklet explores Ottoman fiscal pondering ranging from its personal dynamics, warding off the temptation to hunt smooth financial theories and methods within the Ottoman milieu.

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