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The Effects of the 16th Century Price Revolution and the Ottoman-Iran Wars on the Ottoman Silk Industry


  • Sahin , Afsin

    () (Dış İlişkiler ve Avrupa Birliği Koordinasyon Dairesi Başkanlığı,)

  • Cengiz, Sibel

    () (Muğla Üniversitesi,)


In this study we investigated the two basic issues affected the Ottoman silk industry. The first one is the global Price Revolution; the second is the wars between Ottoman and Iran. The silk industry in Bursa which was the most important silk center of Ottoman had been affected negatively from these events. The non-tariff barriers had been created by the Iran wars also weakened the relations borne from the silk trade among these two countries. The diminished trade volume decreased the tax revenues; consequently both countries had been affected unfavorably.

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  • Sahin , Afsin & Cengiz, Sibel, 2010. "The Effects of the 16th Century Price Revolution and the Ottoman-Iran Wars on the Ottoman Silk Industry," Business and Economics Research Journal, Uludag University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 1(1), pages 1-69, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:buecrj:0027

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    Bursa silk industry; Price revolution; Non-tariffs barriers; Ottoman-Iran wars; Ottoman economy;

    JEL classification:

    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • N45 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Asia including Middle East


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