Slaveholding in the Ottoman Central lands (1460-1880)

Canbakal, Hülya and Filiztekin, Alpay (2022) Slaveholding in the Ottoman Central lands (1460-1880). Turkish Historical Review, 13 (3). pp. 307-342. ISSN 1877-5454 (Print) 1877-5462 (Online)

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Using probate inventories from multiple locations in the 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. The investment preferences of the top buyers and the composition of the slave population also indicate that the features of the demand for slaves were neither fixed in any period nor uniform across regions.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ottoman Empire; slave demographics; slave labor; slave prices; slavery
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Academic programs > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Alpay Filiztekin
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2023 14:53
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 14:53

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