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Формиране на български стопански елит през Възраждането (по примера на Чалъковия род)
Development of the Bulgarian Economic Elite during the Bulgarian National Revival (Following the Example of the Chalakov Family)

Author(s): Maria Levkova-Muchinova
Subject(s): History, Economic history, Modern Age, 18th Century, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Bulgarian National Revival; Economic history; Social history; Ottoman socio-economic system; tax collection system; Bulgarian economic and social elite

Summary/Abstract: The present article is devoted to the process of formation the Bulgarian economic elite during National Revival period. The main object of analysis is the economic activity of the Chalakov family from Plovdiv, who – being large-scale buyers of the beğlik sheep tax collection system in the European provinces of the Ottoman Empire – were famous for their economic and social activity in the second and third quarter of 19th century. The Chalakov family’s many years of experience in the buyout system, that took place via various economic practices, is an interesting example of Bulgarians’ integration in the Ottoman economy, as well as of the process of formation of wealthy Bulgarian economic elite during the Bulgarian National Revival. Article’s special highlight is on another aspect of the social “portrait” of the Chalakov family – their active engagement with the pending social problems.

  • Issue Year: 34/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 226-245
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian