Evaluation on Source Values of Reports of Councils for Public Works: The Case of Tekfurdagi

Efe A.

BELLETEN, vol.75, no.273, pp.471-503, 2011 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 273
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-503
  • Keywords: Councils for Public works, Temettuat Registers, Development Plan
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to introduce reports of the Councils for Public Works, which have detailed information about the main aspects of social and economic such as population, commercial life, education and health. This introduction is thought to be important with respect to firstly describing the economic capacity and potential of development of the Ottoman provinces, secondly the interpretation of the rich quantitative data in the temettuat registers, and thirdly identifying the changing concept of development of the Tanzimat bureaucrats.