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By Sevket Pamuk

This quantity examines the financial background of a giant empire situated on the crossroads of intercontinental exchange from the fourteenth century until eventually the top of global conflict I. It covers all areas of the empire from the Balkans via Anatolia, Syria, Egypt and the Gulf to the Maghrib. the results of financial advancements for social and political historical past also are mentioned through the quantity. this can be an incredible and pathbreaking booklet by way of the most unique fiscal historians within the box.

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I. Bratianu, Recherches sur le Commerce Genois dans la Mer Noire au XIIIe SieÁcle (Paris: Librarie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1929). O. Iliescu, ``Le Montant du Tribut Paye par Byzance aÁ l'Empire Ottoman en 1379 et 1424,'' Revue des Etudes Sudest EuropeÂennes 9 (1971), 427±32. Metcalf, Coinage, 333±35. For late Byzantine coinage also see P. Grierson, Byzantine Coins Trade and money at the origins 27 In the Balkan peninsula, the fourteenth century was a period of economic stagnation and persistent ®nancial dif®culties compounded by the Black Death and the European recession.

Patterns in long-distance 2 3 Seventeenth Century (Princeton University Press, 1956), pp. 3±26; and A. S. Ehrenkreutz, ``Studies in the Monetary History of the Near East in the Middle Ages,'' Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 2 (1959), 128±61. A. M. Watson, ``Back to Gold ± and Silver,'' The Economic History Review 20 (1967), 1±21. More recently, Stephen Album has dated the disappearance of ®ne silver coins in the Near East and North Africa from about 960 to about 1200 AD; see S.

Ottoman encouragement of European merchants and the granting of various privileges, concessions and capitulations as early as the sixteenth century can be best understood in this context. 38 The emphasis on provisioning necessitated an important distinction 36 37 38 È niversitesi Edebiyat Mehmet GencË, ``Osmanlõ IÇktisadi DuÈnya GoÈruÈsËuÈnuÈn IÇlkeleri,'' IÇstanbul U FakuÈltesi Sosyoloji Dergisi 3. ), Studies in the Economic History of the Middle East (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), pp.

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