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Economics: Land Reform: Ottoman Empire
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The Ottoman land reform progressed rapidly after the promulgation of the Gülhane Edict in 1839. Its main concern was state land and the illegal religious endowment of state land. Such land was primarily used for grain production but its use was not always efficient. The reform aimed at establishing individual title to land and encouraging private investment in land so as to increase agricultural production and tax revenues. Land legislation continued, covering the transfer of land rights by sale…

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Kiyotaki, Keiko, “Economics: Land Reform: Ottoman Empire”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0238c>
First published online: 2009

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