Socıo-Economıc And Demographıc Structure Of Mut Accordıng To Temettuat Defter (1844-1845)
The registry book collections (defter collections) take an important place in the private and common researches of socio-economic history of the Ottoman Empire. Tapu Tahrir Defterleri (Land Registry books), Muhimme defterleri (Private registries), Temettuat defterleri (Profits and earnings registries) are the most important defter collections of these. In this study, Temmettuat defteri of Mut town, which used to be in Mersin banner, within the province of Konya have been studied. For this purpose, 154 page – Temmettuat defter, which was numbered as 10498 from The Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives, have been transcriptioned and tables have been created from the datas. The tables have been prepared by handling the villages separately the same as in Temmettuat defter on the Microsoft Excel Programme but it hasn’t been given here since it is in long lists.The data obtained from tabulation process, administrative structure, population, names, branches of economic activity and the social status of the population, Virgi-yi mahsusa (private tax), agricultural production structure, land types, animal types and taxation , distribution of income have been evaluated under the sub-headings and the socio-economic and demographic structure of Mut town have been given in the study.While evaluating the defter some expressions such as Department of Taxation and Department of Earnings for the sections , which were not mentioned in the defter, have to be used time to time. These sections are classified according to the defter. Temettuat defter of Mut contains a lot of important information which highlight the socio-economic history as well as the distribution of tax, the amount of treated soil, agricultural activities, tithe, occupations, incomes, the names of each head of household. Along with the information given in this study and the other sources of the period considered, the socio-economic structure of Mut will be literally put forward.
Mersin, Mut, Temettuat, Socıo-Economıc Structure