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Ellici în kazaua Hârşova (sec. XVI). Precizări asupra unei instituţii
The Ellici of the Kaza of Hârşova (16th Century). Observations on an Ottoman Institution

Author(s): Anca Popescu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Istros - Muzeul Brailei
Keywords: ellici; yürük; Hârşova; Dobrudja; sixteenth century.

Summary/Abstract: The Ellici of the Kaza of Hârşova (sixteenth century). Observations on an Ottoman Institution. The fiscal category of the ellici peasants was linked in the Ottoman Empire to the military institutions which operated under the eşküncü-yamak system, under which a group of ten to thirty persons subsidized a number of three to five soldiers serving in imperial campaigns. The system was similar to the military organization of the yürük and the müsellem, and also to that of the Balkan voynuk and Vlachs. The ellici are also documented for the region of Dobrudja in an unpublished Ottoman sultanic ordinance from the last quarter of the sixteenth century.

  • Issue Year: 20/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 529-544
  • Page Count: 16