Ottoman Baghdad - Ottoman Baghdad 1/29/2008 3:00:00 PM...

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Ottoman Baghdad 29/01/2008 15:00:00 Baghdad as commercial center an eye witness wrote in 1774 “this is the grand mart for the produce of India  and Persia, Constantinople, Aleppo and Damascus; in short is the grand  oriental depository” Sulayman Pasha the Great 1779-1802 1775 Iran takes Basra Chaos elsewhere 1779, Sulayman Pasha the Great became governor combined Baghdad, Shahrizur, and Basra. The tribes were controlled, calm regained and Mamluk power restored. Administration Administrative system of Baghdad copied from that of Istanbul The Pasha headed the military and civil bureaucracy, ruled supreme head of the administration was the katkhuda he was assisted by the deftersar, who was director of finances agha of the janissaries was military chief qadi was the head of the judiciary the mamluk army was of 12,500 o could be raised to 30,000 through levies
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Baghdad population in 1800 approximately 45,000 came to the 20% Jewish in 19 th  century Georgians and circassians dominated government Merchants largely Arabs
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