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By Uzi Baram, Lynda Carroll

Archaeology within the heart East and the Balkans not often focuses at the fresh prior; hence, archaeologists have principally neglected the cloth continues to be of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a wide selection of case reviews and essays, this quantity records the rising box of Ottoman archaeology and the connection of this new box to anthropological, classical, and old archaeology in addition to Ottoman stories.

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We hope that Ottomanists can learn about the potential of archaeological method and theory. We expect to find the greatest potential for Ottoman archaeology in the intersection of the rich historical record with material remains. In a dialogue, they can both illuminate and even contradict our current understanding of this empire, time period, and region. We hope that archaeology will create a dialogue with these regional studies. Evidence of daily life—especially non-elite, rural life in the shadow of the empire—can come from the material world as well as the archives.

Despite the transfer of large properties into the hands of the Ottoman ruling class, monasteries, considered vakif institutions under Muslim law, held on to their lands, and much property in rural districts remained in the hands of free smallholders. The Ottoman taxation system included numerous taxes on the sale and movement of goods, but most important for the peasant freeholder was the haraç, one-fifth of the produce from cultivated fields and fruit trees, a tax that was due even if the land was uncultivated.

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