Özlem Başarır

Keywords: Estate and heritage records, Voivode, Ottoman State, The Province Administrative Organization

Abstract

Estate and heritage records is a group of sources that assures to make significant determinations regarding to Ottoman social and economic life. The heritage registrations that are going to be examined belongs to a group called voivodes those become prominent in the society with the opportunities they obtained under existing conditions of the period especially the tax gathering right. Diyarbekir voivodeship muqataa is described as an administrative headquarters and also it is the place for gathering iltizam and malikâne revenues. At this study, heritage registrations of Kürd Mehmed Ağa (1672/73), Uzun Ali Ağa (1694/95), Halil Ağa (1729/30), Sem'an-zâde Ahmed Ağa (1765/66), Şeyh-zâde İsmail Ağa (1785/86) who are the mediator or substitute administrator and investigators of the Diyarbekir voivodeship muqataa is going to be under debate. It will be possible to track not only how these attendants distinguishes from the society with their tax gathering right and "kapucubaşı" title they possessed but also which perspective did they evaluate these kind of privileges. This study aims to contribute new positioning attendants' identities which are positioned by new expansions of existing monetary and governmental constitution at XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries.