Osmanlı Devleti'nde kölelik : ticaret, esaret, yaşam / editör, Doç. Dr. Zübeyde Güneş Yağcı, Dr. Fırat Yaşa ; İngilizce editör, Prof. Dr. Dilek İnan.

  • Turkish
  • English
1. baskı.
Cağaloğlu, İstanbul : Tezkire Yayıncılık, 2017.
357 pages ; 21 cm


Osmanlı çalışmaları ; 002
Summary note
In the early days of history, people began to organize themselves into different societies and to struggle with each other. Slavery has also emerged as the result of this struggle with "dominance established by weakness on weakness." Societies fighting each other were killing the warriors and other members of the society they were fighting in the first place. When the populations of communities began to increase, so did the need for laborers. They even learned to obtain from other countries what they could not find in their own country. In the meantime, depending on the wishes of people, occupations diversified and in some areas the workforce emerged. Sometimes this labor force started to welcome the people they defeated in wars because they could not afford their own resources and sometimes they did not want to do heavy work themselves. Thus, killing of prisoners of war came to be brutality, slavery was regarded as a humanitarian behavior because it offered life even in bad conditions. After a while slaves/people became a commodity that was traded. This book looks at slavery in the Ottoman Empire.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-351) and index.
Language note
  • Essays in Turkish, with four essays in English.
  • In Turkish and English.
  • 9786059835251 (paperback)
  • 6059835252 (paperback)
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