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A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire

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This volume examines the monetary history of a large empire located at the crossroads of intercontinental trade from the fourteenth century until the end of World War I. It covers all regions of the empire from the Balkans through Anatolia, Syria, Egypt and the Gulf to the Maghrib. The implications of monetary developments for social and political history are also discusse ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 1st 1999)
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In 1584, at its peak of power, the Ottoman Empire suffered a catastrophic economic collapse that took it two generations to steady itself from. Its repercussions however reverberated long thereafter. What was the cause of the 1584 collapse, and can we learn something about it from the prices of food staples bought for the Imperial kitchen at the Topkapi palace? Why did Esther, the character in Orhan Pamuk's My Name is Red test the strength of the metal currency with her teeth (hint, Orhan must h ...more
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Şevket Pamuk, born in 1950, is an internationally recognized professor of economics and economic history.
Pamuk is also the older brother of Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk.
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