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Ottoman manufacturing in the age of the Industrial Revolution /
Donald Quataert.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
description
xvii, 224 p., [5] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521420172
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
isbn
0521420172
catalogue key
243074
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) and index.
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"...a fascinating survey of manufacturing in the Ottoman Empire from the late eighteenth century until World War I....The work is clearly written with a wealth of detail that will amaze the specialist but will not overwhelm the general reader looking for an introduction to Ottoman socio-economic history and an understanding of European industrialization's influence on the rest of the world. This excellent monograph is a ground-breaking work on Ottoman manufacturing." Bruce Masters, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"As a study that presents a wealth of information about a little-studied aspect of manufacturing in the Ottaman empire, Quartaert's book constitutes a major acheivement. Those who are interested in industry, industrialization, and European economic influence in the Middle East will ignore this study at their peril." American Historical Review
"...impeccably researched and informative book on manufacturing in the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century...offers penetrating insights into crucial questions on the economic development of the Third World...Quataert's data collection, a research tour de force, is unlikely to be duplicated." Middle East Journal
"On the whole, Quataert's book is fascinating with respect to the rich material used in illuminating organizations of production in Ottoman manufacturing. The detailed accounts of the textile industry in various regions are valuable contributions to Ottoman economic history. His various points of view regarding Ottoman manufacturing revival are stimulating challenges in future research in this area." Journal of Economic History
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In this work, the author uncovers the rich and complex world of Ottoman manufacturing and manufacturers in the age of the European industrial revolution. He focuses on textile manufacturing in homes and small workshops and compares this with the factory production method adopted in the West.
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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.
Description for Bookstore
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, the author refutes notions of a stagnating economy and shows an adaptive, innovative and vital industrial sector.
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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 Quataert 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.
Main Description
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 Quataert 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.
Main Description
This book uncovers the rich, fascinating and complex world of Ottoman manufacturing and manufacturers in the age of the European industrial revolution. Using a wealth of sources from Ottoman, European and American archives, Professor Donald Quataert explores the technological methods of producing cotton cloth, wool cloth, yarn and silk, how these changed throughout the nineteenth century, the organisation of home and workshop production and trends in the domestic and international markets. By focusing on textile manufacturing in homes and small workshops, the author 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Manufacturing for the Domestic Market
Raw cotton, dyestuffs and yarn production
Trends in cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo
Patterns of cloth production in the Ottoman lands from Salonica to Aleppo
Manufacturing for the International Market
Silk cloth and raw silk production
Carpetmaking
Conclusion
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