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Society, the City and Industry in the Balkans, 15th–19th Centuries



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ISBN 9780860786597
Published May 28, 1998 by Routledge
314 Pages

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This volume deals first with the social and economic development of the Balkans under Ottoman rule. Particular attention is given to the demography of the region, and to questions of urban growth and ethnic and religious compostition. Professor Todorov is also concerned to examine the impact of the strongly centralized Ottoman system, and the introduction of new types of industrial and commercial organisation. The final studies cover aspects of Greek-Bulgarian relations and the political context, as the region moved to independence.

Table of Contents

Contents: La révolution industrielle en Europe occidentale et les provinces balkaniques de l’Empire Ottoman: le cas Bulgare; Les tentatives d’industrialisation précoces dans les provinces balkaniques de l’Empire Ottoman; Traditions et transformations dans les villes balkaniques avec l’instauration de l’Empire Ottoman; The city in the Bulgarian lands from the 15th to the 19th century; The historical demography of the Ottoman empire: problems and tasks; The demographic situation in the Balkan peninsula (late 15th-early 16th centuries); Données démographiques sur la population urbaine de la province danubienne (Tuna vilâyeti) en 1866; Urban real estate in the Danubian vilâyet according to the census of 1866; The budget of a family of Bulgarian workers in the mid-19th century; Social structures in the Balkans during the 18th and 19th centuries; La situation économique de la Grèce au cours de deux décennies de la vie indépendante dans l’optique d’un diplomate russe; La co-opération bulgaro-grecque dans le domaine du développement économique aux XVIIIe-XIXe siècles; The Bulgarian National Revolution and the revolutionary m ovements in the Balkans; La participation des Bulgares à l’insurrection hétairiste dans les principautés danubiennes; Index.

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