The Economic condition of Egypt in the eighteenth century

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Engel M. N.

CAHA Postgraduate Colloquium 2014, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 05 March 2014, vol.15, pp.86-92

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 15
  • City: Birmingham
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-92


Economic conditions are determinative on both human behaviours and fate of states. Gaining an economic might, local administers began to use their authority against the central government from time to time in eighteenth century Ottoman Egypt. To be able to examine the uprisings of Mamluk Beys and their undesirable actions against the central government such as not sending the annual irsaliyya, we have to consider the financial status of Egypt. What were the items of provincial incomes and their sources in eighteenth century Ottoman Egypt? How was the distribution of the income among the administrators of Egypt such as governor, shaykhulbalad1, and other beys? The answers of abovementioned questions are important in terms of political scenery of eighteenth century Ottoman Egypt.