Everyday life in the Ottoman Empire : an interpretation
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This thesis analyzes various aspects of daily life in the Ottoman Empire especially in the Classical age. The thesis will trace the connection between the state, religion and Ottoman people alongside the features of daily life. To see the relationship between them mainly three types of sources are used: Judicial records, muhimme registers and travel accounts. Each of them is used in a comparative and complementary way in order to establish a general picture of the daily life in the Ottoman Empire during the classical period. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate partially the course of everyday life under the impact of the official and religious ideals, views and its practices over the issue.