A collection of case studies examining the demography, life and work of the Greek minority in the Ottoman Empire. The research draws on a variety of Ottoman archival sources, from tax registers to newspapers.
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In this collection of case studies, Evangelia Balta, expert on the history of the Greek minority in the Ottoman Empire, approaches familiar questions with new data. The common point between these studies, spanning from analyzing the life of the Greek population in Edirne before 1922 to tobacco production in northern Greece in the Ottoman period, is their relation with the geography of Asia Minor. In one study, Balta investigates poll tax registers in search of new knowledge about the demography of the island of Samos during the Ottoman period of conquest. Another topic addressed is the different theories about the origin of the Karamanlis, the Greek Orthodox Turcophone population of the Cappadocia area of Anatolia. Turning to the group’s intellectual production, the Karamanlidika Press of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, Balta also studies the group’s own conception about its origin. This collection would be of benefit to those with an interest in Greek and Turkish history or in historical methodology. The articles are written in French and English.