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University of Connecticut Economic History of the Ottoman Empire

 

 

CONVERTING UNITS USED IN OTTOMAN TAX REGISTERS (TAHRİR DEFTERLERİ) 

REGION LOCAL UNIT MEASURE OF METRIC EQUIVALENT METRIC UNIT SOURCE
  Standard (Istanbul) kile  volume 35.27 liter Bleibtreu (1963: 116)
  Standard kile  volume 0.9698 (Winchester) bushel  
Bursa mud volume 11.6374 bushel İnalcık (1994: xl)
Novigrad kile volume 0.9698; bushel Bayerle (1973: 22n)
Srem kile volume 0.9698 bushel McGowan (1969: 166)
Gyula kile volume 0.9698 bushel Kaldy-Nagy (1982: 400)
Trikala kile volume 2.4245 bushel Barkan (1943: 289)
Evia Island himl volume 7.7583 bushel Akgündüz (1990, Vol. V: 387)
Çemişgezek kile volume 0.9698 bushel Barkan (1943: 189)
Malatya kile volume 0.4849 bushel Barkan (1943: 111)
Erbil tagar volume 9.698 bushel Akgündüz (1990, Vol. V: 173)
Ajlun ghirara volume 24.2447 bushel Lewis (1952:17, 1954: 491)
Gaza ghirara volume 48.4895 bushel Lewis (1952:17, 1954: 491)
Lajjun ghirara volume 24.2447 bushel Lewis (1952:17, 1954: 491)
Nablus ghirara volume 103.906 bushel Lewis (1952:17, 1954: 491)
Hawran ghirara volume 24.2447 bushel Lewis (1952:17, 1954: 491)
Jerusalem ghirara volume 72.7342 bushel Lewis (1952:17, 1954: 491)
Safad ghirara volume 24.2447 bushel Lewis (1952:17, 1954: 491)

NOTES:

For the full citation to sources, please see the USEFUL REFERENCES FOR OTTOMAN UNITS AND METRIC CONVERSIONS” file on this website.  These are the conversion rates of some of the units used in Ottoman tax registers (Tahrir Defterleri).  If you'd like to make corrections or contribute other entries to this table, please send us an email (Each contribution would be appropriately acknowledged in the "sources" column).