The Ottoman Empire and its heritage, ISSN 1380-6076 ; v. 41
pt. 1. Extraordinary taxes (’avariz) and local administration -- The ’avariz tax regime and the conduct of tax surveys -- The mechanics of local tax administration : land use, personal liability, and apportionment -- The responsibilities and compensation of quarter tax officials -- A fiscal demography of Aleppo -- Urban responses to the Imposition of extraordinary taxes -- The frequency and level of extraordinary tax levies -- Popular strategies for tax relief : tax exemption -- Other individual strategies for tax relief -- Collective action and mutual assistance -- Residential quarters and the question of "positive loyalties" -- pt. 2. Military units : elements of solidarity and division -- Survey of military cadres -- Residence patterns -- Compensation of troops -- Ocaklik and the guards of the Kars Citadel : soldiers, market regulation, and moneylending -- Mobilization and unit solidarity -- The career of ’Ali b. Shabib (d. ca. 1678) -- The episode of ’Ali Agha b. ’Abdullah -- Limits on unit discipline and solidarity -- pt. 3. Solidarity and leadership in the guilds -- Guild self-government -- The leadership of the guilds : two case studies -- The butchers -- The Kasapbasi : compensation and social background -- The tanners -- The Akhi Baba and Shaykh al-Sab’a -- A sketch of one Shaykh al-Sab’a : Sayyid Ibrahim b. Sayyid Rajab al-H’anbali (d. 1678) -- The Shaykh al-Dabbaghin and Naqib al-Dabbaghin -- Relations among guilds -- Guilds : patterns of autonomy and organizational fluidity.
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