Mahmut II's Census in Property: The Case of Evrese


BELLETEN, vol.80, no.288, pp.483-508, 2016 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 288
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.483-508
  • Keywords: Mahmud II's Census, Tax on Property, Evrese, Tax Distribution
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


One of the administrative strategies that the 19th century Ottoman statesmen wanted to achieve was the optimization of tax burden and distribution. Mahmud II's census was the first initiative of these strategic attempts. However, this census is known as "unfinished" in Ottoman historiography.