The Ottoman Fiscal Calendar - FAKKIR

The Ottoman Fiscal Calendar

FAKKIR.XYZ | JURNAL – One of the daunting aspects of  studying of the Middle East is the confluence several, often unrelated, languages each with its own alphabet. Having gained some control over these, the student then comes up against a jumble of calendars. While many of these complications are lessened when focusing on a particular region or period of time, the cosmopolitan nature of the Ottoman Empire evolved a dense fabric of interwoven languages (Persian, Turkish, and Arabic) and of calendars, which were not only in use alongside each other, but were blended to create new subspecies! Handbooks and concordances have existed for a long time to enable the scholar to translate solar, lunar, agricultural, and urban time reckonings into modern calendars.


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