BANDIT ACTIVITIES IN GENCE, REVAN, ISFAHAN, ERDEBİL AND TİFLİS ACCORDING TO THE AMMUNITION BOOK NUMBER 13 (1727-1730)
13 NUMARALI MÜHİMME ZEYLİNE GÖRE GENCE, REVAN, İSFAHAN, ERDEBİL VE TİFLİS’TE EŞKIYALIK FAALİYETLERİ (1727-1730)

Author : Serpil BAYRAK
Number of pages : 195-216

Abstract

The strategic location, various religious and ethnic structure of the Caucasus and Iranian geography have made it the center of interest and made the region fragile in the political authority gap. As a matter of fact, the gradual weakening of the Safavid mobilized the Ottoman Empire and Russia, who wanted to expand their area of domination. This situation caused the lands to change hands constantly, and the authority gap in the geography that remained under the clamps of the states was a great opportunity for tribal and stray people. Bandits, which are not in a large scale like Celali revolts, but mostly in the local style, were able to bandit for a long time by taking advantage of the mountainous structure of the region. While the State was suppressing these bandit groups to ensure the security in the region, the State also struggled with Patrona Halil Rebellion that broke out in the center and a series of revolts in Anatolia. Therefore, bandits that appeared in the Ottoman Empire almost every period caused serious damage to the state. As a result, this situation caused social tension and negatively affected the active domination of the state in the region. The share of banditry of negative developments in the social and economic fields can only be noticed when the events are examined. In this regard, it was tried to reveal banditry, security problems, the struggle of the administrators and the measures taken by the state within the scope of the ammunition provisions, which are primary sources.

Keywords

Ammunition Book, Banditry, Iranian Geography, Ottoman State

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