Elena Chorbadzhis – Economic Capabilities and Public Activity Cover Image

Еленските чорбаджии – икономически възможности и обществена дейност
Elena Chorbadzhis – Economic Capabilities and Public Activity

Author(s): Stanimir Dimitrov
Subject(s): History, Economy, Micro-Economics, Economic history, Social history, Modern Age, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Център за стопанско-исторически изследвания
Keywords: Elena; temettuat register; chorbadzhis; financial status

Summary/Abstract: This article aims to explore the economic capabilities of Elena chorbadzhis in the 1840s. Unpublished materials from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul were used and, in particular, a temettuat defter (ML. VRD. TMT.d 12752). The creation of the register coincided with the economic rise of Elena. During the period under consideration, Elena became an important economic center in kaza of Turnovo. From the analysis of the document, it is clear that Elenia chorbadzhis and their heirs were rich landowners with serious economic opportunities in a mountain economy. Apart from being directly related to the economic development of the region, they also carry out intensive public activity related to the construction of fountains, bridges, donations to churches and etc.

  • Issue Year: III/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 270-284
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Bulgarian