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23:37 Ottoman Society Ottoman princes were sent off to learn the business of government.  Princes had to compete for the throne. Princes were kept in a special place in he palace called the "kafes." Society consisted of four social groupings: The men of the pen were judges, Imams (prayer leaders), and other  intellectuals. Men of the sword, meaning the military. The men of negotiations, such as merchants. Men of husbandry, meaning farmers and livestock raisers. Each of the groups had is own educational system, its own internal practices, and  its own values. In Ottoman society there was a place for everyone. Non-Muslim religious communities that possessed an accepted, written holy book  were granted a covenant of protection. Each community was responsible for taxes, its education, and internal legal  matters. Ghulam System
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GENED 110 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '06 term at Washington State University .

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