The Role of the Ottoman Public Debt Administration in the Revival of Sericulture in Hudavendigar Province


Ciftci C.

BELLETEN, vol.76, no.277, pp.905-950, 2012 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 277
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : BELLETEN
  • Page Numbers: pp.905-950
  • Keywords: Hudavendigar Province, Sericulture, Ottoman Public Debt Administration, Ottoman

Abstract

CAFER CIFTCI: The Role of the Ottoman Public Debt Administration in the Revival of Sericulture in Hudavendigar Province (pp. 905-950) In the 19th century, the Hudavendigar province was one the most important centers of sericulture and silk industry in The Ottoman Empire territories. Depending on the technological developments and demands taking place in Europe, a significant revival in silk industry was observed in this century. However, when the silk-worms diseases put the activities of the sector to a standstill after the year 1860, the Ottoman government entered into an intensive effort to solve the crisis. After a while, when Ottoman Public Debt Administration was founded to collect the debts belong to the Ottoman Empire by foreign payees, this administration got the right to collect the revenues from silk tithe. In this context, the efforts to increase the revenues initiated a new process that would guide the sericulture sector and revitalize the sector.