Chapter 20

Finance in the Ottoman Empire, 1453–1854

P. Şevket

London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Outline

Introduction

The Ottoman Empire stood at the crossroads of intercontinental trade, stretching from the Balkans and the Black Sea region through Anatolia, Syria, Mesopotamia, and the Gulf to Egypt and most of the North African coast for six centuries until World War I. For most of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, its population ...

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