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

Overview

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

Introduction; Part I. Manufacturing for the Domestic Market: 1. Raw cotton, dyestuffs and yarn production; 2. Trends in cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo; 3. Patterns of cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo; Part II. Manufacturing for the International Market: 4. Silk cloth and raw silk production; 5. Carpetmaking; Conclusion.

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