Ottoman Society

Subject class were determined by religion with each

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Unformatted text preview: treasury (hazine- i- amire) which was in charge of collecting and spending the imperial revenues 4) the religious- cultural institution, comprising the ulama, who organized, maintained and enforce the religious law (sharia) Millet: The basic class divisions within the subject class were determined by religion, with each important group organizing into a relatively self- contained autonomous community called “millet”. Each millet operated under its own laws and customs and was directed by a religious leader responsible to the sultan for the fulfillment of the duties and • responsibilities of the millet members, particularly those of paying taxes and security. In addition,...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course HIST 160 taught by Professor Agoston during the Fall '08 term at Georgetown.

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