The Ottoman Turks: An Introductory History to 1923
Longman, 1997 - 406 pages
Justin McCarthy's introductory survey traces the whole history of the Ottoman Turks from their obscure beginnings in central Asia, through the establishment and rise of the Ottoman Empire to its collapse after World War One under the pressures of nationalism. Vividly illustrated with many maps, this introductory overview is designed for non-specialists but is written with great authority and with access to original sources. It fills an important gap for an authoritative but accessible account of the rise of one of the world's great civilizations.
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The tax farm The iltizam or tax farm was based on an auction of the right to collect
taxes from a specific portion of the sultan ' s property . In theory , whoever offered
the highest sum to the treasury was awarded the concession . In fact , nothing ...
The greatest failure of the reformers was in the area of economics . The Men of
the Tanzimat were never able to maximize government revenues or institute
authentic financial reforms . Indeed , they were never able even to collect the
It took so many years to collect the information and register the land that the work
was still not done by World War I . Thus even ... Part of the problem was cultural :
Ottoman officials were trained to administer a system of collecting taxes and ...
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