Economy and Society on Both Shores of the Aegean
Dimensions 24 x 16, 547 pages
Edited by Lorans Tanatar Baruh, Vangelis Kechriotis,
This book is the product of a collective effort among the Alpha Bank Historical Archives, the Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre, an institution which belongs to the Garanti Bank, and the Department of History of the Bogazici University. This effort was initiated in 2004 by organising a monthly Greek-Turkish seminar entitled “Economy and Society on Both Shores of the Aegean”, which lasted for three consecutive academic years. The subject of the seminar was the Greek Orthodox populations during the late Ottoman period. Several aspects of their social and economic conditions were examined, such as intercommunal relations, national and social identities, commercial activities, social networks, the exchange of populations and the Ecumenical Patriarchate.