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Within the house of six years early within the 17th century, the Ottoman Empire underwent such turmoil and trauma--the assassination of the younger ruler Osman II, the re-enthronement and next abdication of his mad uncle Mustafa I, for a start--that a student mentioned the period's three-day-long dramatic climax "an Ottoman Tragedy.
In Sixties Turkey, the defense force and the novel leftist flow supplied very dynamic, yet very diverse, political forces. although, a bit strangely, nearly all of radical leftists believed within the innovative capability of the militia in overthrowing the present regime and exchanging it with a quasi-socialist one.
In keeping with 3 years of archival examine, this paintings adopts a comparative framework in its exam of 1 of the least understood and extra paradoxical polities of recent ecu and center jap historical past: the Ottoman ancien regime. regardless of a profoundly decentralized country equipment, the Ottoman kingdom controlled to rule huge components of the center East and southeastern Europe in the course of a turbulent century.
For far of the 20 th century, the highbrow lifetime of the Ottoman and Arabic-Islamic international within the 17th century was once neglected or mischaracterized by way of historians. Ottomanists generally observed the 17th century as marking the tip of Ottoman cultural florescence, whereas smooth Arab nationalist historians tended to work out it as another century of highbrow darkness less than Ottoman rule.
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Olivier, who traveled in 1799, noted: . . the cultivators live on barley bread; the wheat is reserved for the agas and the wealthy of the city. . Greek cultivators are reduced to living on salted olives, barley bread and wild greens. They rarely enjoy anything better, but sell good food to meet tax obligations..
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Although grain, especially barley, has been the mainstay of the peasant family, wine and olive oil have played important roles, both in the diet of the population and in commerce. Venice began encouraging Crete’s production of sweet wine for export as early as the fourteenth century. (Francis 1973:16) This growth in viticulture led to unforeseen consequences, however. By the sixteenth century, wine production had expanded to such an extent that there was not enough grain to feed the population or, equally vital, to supply the Venetian galleys with ‘biscuit’ (Spanakis 1958: 158).
A Historical Archaeology Of The Ottoman Empire - Breaking New Ground by Uzi Baram, Lynda Carroll