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Slaveholding in Ottoman central lands (1460-1880)

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Canbakal, Hülya and Filiztekin, Alpay (2021) Slaveholding in Ottoman central lands (1460-1880). (Accepted/In Press)

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Abstract

Using probate inventories from multiple locations in Ottoman central lands, this article offers a quantitative perspective on long-term patterns of slaveholding, slave prices and demand for slaves. Findings include a continual decline in slave-ownership and related indicators across all social groups and strata, and a decline in prices in connection with trafficking from Africa in the eighteenth century. Investment preferences of the top buyers and composition of the slave population also indicate that characteristics of the demand for slaves was not fixed either in any period or uniform across regions.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
ID Code:41565
Deposited By:Hülya Canbakal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2021 15:13
Last Modified:22 Jun 2021 15:13

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