Author(s): R羹meysa KARS

Heritage records are documents giving detailed information about the legacy of the deceased people. These records, known as Tereke, Kassam or Muhallefat Notebooks, contain important information on economic and social life. Ayntab had a star attribute that was dominated by the Ottoman Empire at that time. Ayntab had a mission to become an important commercial arena because it was located on the Aleppo route, known for its commercial character. Ayntab was a frequenter of the merchants because of their position and, if necessary, merchandise processing and sales. In this study, Ayntab ?er'iyye Registers between 51-107 numbers of 1700-1750 years were examined. Priority has been given to the records contained in the records of Ayntab merchants and merchants from Ayntab who are included in these records and which are kept on their deaths in the city. information on the accumulation of wealth that the traders have gained in terms of their commercial activities and their income situation, taking into account the goods and properties left behind by the merchants. As a matter of fact, information such as the name, social status, wealth left behind, who the heirs are, the share of the heirs, and the amount of the fee paid to the court are included in these books. In addition, there may be information about the distribution of wealth among the groups in the book of the senescence. From this point of view, this study also contains information about the socio-economic structure of Ayntab.


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