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dc.contributor.authorÖzel, O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:27:09Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:27:09Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.issn0020-7438
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/24291
dc.description.abstractWhatever the fruits of discussing the problem at such a theoretical level, in the case of Anatolia it is perhaps more important to bear in mind the geographical dimension of the population changes in the late-16th- and early-17th-century Ottoman Empire. The crucial question is how representative the cases of demographic pressure in Anatolia described here were as far as the whole empire was concerned. Furthermore, one may ask the same question for Anatolia only, considering the fact that in some parts of Anatolia the population seems to have remained within reasonable limits, although substantial growth in the 16th century was a general phenomenon throughout the Empire. It is therefore imperative to pay attention to voices that emphasize regional differences in terms of demographic changes-differences that depended largely on the quality and quantity of the land, climatic conditions, economic opportunities, and, as Karen Barkey rightly suggests, the patron-client relations at the local level and in the empire in general. It is also clear that population growth does not necessarily or automatically mean "pressure." What this study shows in this respect is that one can speak of such pressure in at least some parts of the empire-in this case, the north-central Anatolian province of Rum. Whether the apparent rise in population resulted in similar pressure elsewhere in Anatolia or throughout the empire toward the end of the century remains a question. Nevertheless, this study has also pointed out that the Celali rebellions and widespread terror in the Anatolian countryside were closely related to the demographic growth of the 16th century.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleInternational Journal of Middle East Studiesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0020743804362021en_US
dc.subjectDemographic historyen_US
dc.subjectOttoman empireen_US
dc.subjectPatron-client relationsen_US
dc.subjectPopulation dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectPopulation pressureen_US
dc.subjectAnatoliaen_US
dc.subjectEurasiaen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titlePopulation changes in Ottoman Anatolia during the 16th and 17th centuries: The "demographic crisis" reconsidereden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.citation.spage183en_US
dc.citation.epage205en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber36en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0020743804362021en_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US


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