Population and Demographic Structure of the County of Balat During 1840/41 (According to the Population Book, Number 2916) Cover Image

1840/41 Tarihinde Balat Kazasi Nüfusu Ve Demografik Özellikleri (2916 Numarali Nüfus Defterine Göre)
Population and Demographic Structure of the County of Balat During 1840/41 (According to the Population Book, Number 2916)

Author(s): Mustafa Mesut Özekmekçi
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Demography and human biology, 19th Century
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Balat; Census; Population Book; Demography;

Summary/Abstract: The Census records which were started to be kept during the reign of Sultan II. Mahmut and produced according to these records and known in the archive as NFS.d, are the most significant sources for analyzing the Ottoman provincial population from the demographic and socioeconomic aspects. The population book (Nüfus Defteri), which is the source of the study, has been classified as number 2916 in the Prime Ministry Ottoman Archive. Through this book, Balat's Muslim male population was tried to be evaluated in the demographic direction. In addition, the demographic characteristics of the Greek population in Balat are compared with the ones of the Muslims. Balat was an important point of trade and settlement in Western Anatolia from antiquity to XVII. century. In the course of time subprovince has lost its significance in the region because of the epidemic diseases and the failure in the rehabilitation of the agricultural land. Balat, which had the smallest number of houses and population of the muhassilik unit and is subject to Söke Muhassılığına, was established in the Sancak of Sığla (Distirict of Sığla) in the first half of the XIX century.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: V. 16/3
  • Page Range: 385-405
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Turkish