By Sevket Pamuk
This quantity examines the financial background of a giant empire positioned on the crossroads of intercontinental exchange from the fourteenth century till the top of global warfare I. It covers all areas of the empire from the Balkans via Anatolia, Syria, Egypt and the Gulf to the Maghrib. the results of economic advancements for social and political background also are mentioned during the quantity. this can be a massive and pathbreaking e-book via probably the most wonderful fiscal historians within the box.
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Whether the governments succeeded in bringing about the desired outcomes through their interventions depended on their capabilities. It has already been argued that there existed serious limitations on the administrative resources, organization, and capacity of the states in the late Medieval and Early Modern periods. They did not have the capacity to intervene in markets comprehensively and effectively. The mixed success of government actions inevitably led the Ottoman authorities to recognize the limitations of their power.
F. ), Imperial Monetary Systems in Early Modern India (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987), 232±373. One should add the quali®cation that for most societies in the late Medieval and Early Modern periods, it is dif®cult to talk about an economic sphere separate from the political, administrative, and ®scal. See Edward Miller, ``France and England,'' in ``The Economic Policies of Governments,'' M. M. Postan, E. E. Rich and E. ), The Cambridge Economic History of Europe vol. 3 (1963), 282±91; for a similar discussion of the problems È lgener, ``IÇslam Hukuk ve Ahlak of economic policy in Islamic societies, see Sabri F.
42 As a result, the government's attitude towards merchants was profoundly ambiguous. On the one hand, merchants, large and small, were considered indispensable for the functioning of the urban economy. Yet, at the same time, their pro®teering often led to shortages of basic goods bringing pressure on the guild system and more generally the urban economy. Thus the central administration often considered as its main task the control of the merchants, not their protection. At the same time, however, the control of merchants was much more dif®cult than the control of guilds.