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New PDF release: Armenia: A Year in Erzeroom and on the Frontiers of Russia,

By Robert Curzon

ISBN-10: 1903656222

ISBN-13: 9781903656228

Initially published in 1854, this books is an soaking up account of Ottoman provincial existence, ahead of the ultimate death of the Ottoman nation. Written by means of a student, statesman, and old-fashioned imperialist, Curzon displays at the harsh uplands of Ottoman Armenia. Humourous all through, he tells us concerning the virtues of tezek, the pitfalls of wintry weather go back and forth, trout fishing at Tortoum, in addition to kin among neighborhood Armenians, Kurds and Turks. a few of his notions concerning the historical past of the sector, even if misguided, supply us insights onto eu perceptions at the moment. Curzon's Armenia: A 12 months in Erzeroom is an exellent advent to the geography, ethnography and politics of this turbulent region.

SPECIAL observe: the current replica of Armenia: A yr in Erzeroom, and the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey, and Persia is from the 1854 book of this identify via Harper & Brothers, long island.

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31 bba/tt-7, 601, 611. 32 Those were the villages of Hacı Karagöz, Hamidli (with a Hamidli Hamza among the reaya), Köprücüler (with three scions of Köprücülü among the reaya), Bazergân Mahmud, Devlethan and Keşanlı. In all of those villages the reaya included one or more azade of the founder himself or of his scions. Delilbaşı – Arıkan, Defter, 133, 213, 219–20, 221, 238, 247–48. Slave Labour in the Early Ottoman Rural Economy 41 of one of his sons. 33 Apparently, the village was founded by Ramazan, who settled there his family, his slaves (some of them were later freed and remained there as reaya), and other people who followed him.

The increase of the local population allows us to suggest an availability of resources in the surrounding area despite its mountainous character. 26 As regards the village of Uzun Ali, the facts about its foundation are much clearer. 28 Hızır’s description as kethüda probably shows his involvement in the administration of the vakıfs. The previous examination of four different regions with regard to the patterns of Muslim rural settlement demonstrates that the use of agricultural slave-labour, discernible through the presence of azade peasants who are identifiable as former slaves of another peasant, is mainly observable in the settlements originating from Turkish migration, or from rural colonization in general, with the phenomenon being quite common in the areas of such a settlement in the regions of Thessaly and Avret Hisar.

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