Ottoman Manufacturing in the Age of the Industrial Revolution

Ottoman Manufacturing in the Age of the Industrial Revolution

by Donald Quataert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521420172

ISBN-13: 9780521420174

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book uncovers the rich, fascinating and complex world of Ottoman manufacturing and manufacturers in the age of the European industrial revolution. Focusing on small-scale home and workshop production, Professor Donald Quartaert reveals a dynamism that refutes traditional notions of a declining economy in the face of European expansion. He shows how manufacturers…  See more details below

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This book uncovers the rich, fascinating and complex world of Ottoman manufacturing and manufacturers in the age of the European industrial revolution. Focusing on small-scale home and workshop production, Professor Donald Quartaert reveals a dynamism that refutes traditional notions of a declining economy in the face of European expansion. He shows how manufacturers adopted a variety of strategies, such as reduced wages and low technology inputs, to confront European competitors, protect their livelihoods and retain domestic and international customers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521420174
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Library Series, #30
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Note on weights, measures and currencies
Introduction1
Opening remarks1
State policy3
The historiography of Ottoman manufacturing7
Ottoman manufacturing in comparative perspective15
Pt. IManufacturing for the domestic market21
General introduction23
1Raw cotton, dyestuffs and yarn production27
Raw cotton27
Dyestuffs29
Handspinning31
Ottoman spinning mills40
2Trends in cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo49
The European provinces, Istanbul, West- and West-Central Anatolia49
East-Central and East Anatolia61
Aleppo and northern Syria71
3Patterns of cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo80
Introduction80
The workforce80
Organization of home and workshop production84
Organization of production in privately owned mechanized weaving factories90
The fall of international markets93
Domestic markets95
Struggles for the internal market against foreign competitors96
Domestic competition for domestic markets99
Pt. IIManufacturing for the international market105
4Silk cloth and raw silk production106
Introduction107
The silk cloth industry109
The silk reeling industry116
5Carpet making134
Introduction: patterns and trends in production134
Changing rug designs142
Dyestuffs144
Wool yarn148
Diffusion of rug making150
Working conditions, the workforce and the division of labor154
Conclusion161
The decline of decline161
Beyond the decline paradigm167
Notes178
Bibliography207
Index219

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