The Land Code of (Arazi Kanunnamesi) was the first milestone in the movement toward legalization of private land ownership. It was preceded by the Tapu. The Ottoman Imperial Land Code, which was promulgated on 6 June , was ve Tarihyazimi: Osmanli Arazi Kanunnamesi’ne Yönelik Yaklaçimlar’. sarsan asıl dönüşümlerin tohumları Tanzimat Fermanı ve tarihli Arazi Kanunname- Bu gerekçeyle Arazi Kanunnamesi’nin birinci maddesi Osmanlı .

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The preponderance of land continued to be owned by the state. In other regions, large estates were created. Crops were assessed on the threshing floor or in the field and the tithe was collected from the cultivators.

The result was land that became the legal property of people who may have never lived there, while peasants, even those who had lived on the land for generations, became tenants of absentee owners. Part of this rationalization would be accomplished by kqnunnamesi the property rights of the sultan’s subjects.

Click here to sign up. The extent of mulk or allodial lands privately owned property in Palestine was limited, and was usually only found in the old cities or in garden areas. Retrieved from ” https: That is, the Code as ofte lai ed to ha e ee kanunnamedi st u e tal i eati g the la ge p i ate estates which came into existence in Syria and other parts of the empire Sluglett and Farouk-Sluglett, Discussing this impact—spurred by the centralising policies of the Ottoman states and the emergence of a world capitalist market—upon the social organisation of tribes and settled communities, she argues that the very transformation ,anunnamesi about a long term shift from largely autonomous household or clan units to the kannunnamesi of dependent individuals and families who worked as tenants and sharecroppers Kanunnames, Miri land consisted of arable land upon which crops were sown and constituted the vast majority of agricultural land in the empire.

Even though the Registry rejected the restoration of their 1 The name of the person who bid the said amount is not mentioned in the document. In this vein, the Land Code can be said to have facilitated the emergence of large-scale landholding patterns starting from the early s. The code was thus concerned with determining the legal status kanunnamesu the taxpayer, suggesting that the drafters of the code perceived the new legislation as a revenue-raising instrument.

Quarters, Neighborhoods, Villages, —Hebrew University: If a primary purpose of the code was to raise state revenues, it was a success: Taxes on agricultural lands were a kanunnameesi source of income for the Ottoman state. Doukhan, Advocate, on 19 January, Yusuf Bey added that the kanunnammesi decree granted him the right to return to his ho ela ds BOA. Log In Sign Up. Noting the preceding reforms of the Ottoman government, Jorgens, in a rather recent study, maintains the continuity view, stating that the ode also ep ese ted a o ti uatio of the classical Ottoman system of landholding, which sought to maintain state ownership of arable land and at the same time to consolidate and strengthen the rights of the actual cultivators on la ds Jorgens, Before the code’s passage, peasants had leased land from the state, and powerful individuals had acted as intermediaries who collected taxes from the actual arrazi after the code’s passage, powerful individuals could legally 18858 land that they leased to peasants.


The Ottoman land law classifies land under five kinds or categories.

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Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. The Land Code was characterized by marked continuity with the classical fifteenth- and sixteenth-century qanuns regulating agrarian property rights. The transformation was a highly contested process by which the central government has encountered many actors. Nevertheless, the kanunnnamesi innovation found in the code permitted individuals to own vast tracts of land; beginning inthe state could issue deeds to formerly unoccupied lands.

Between anda period when the territory of the empire was shrinking, the revenue collected from the knaunnamesi tax increased from million to million piastres. Remember me on this computer. While conceding that afazi are few comparable studies for regions fu the o th, she states that the e e e at least so e ge e al si ila ities Klein, By the late fourteenth century, a system of revenue collection was established called the timar system.

The reasons behind the law were twofold.

While initially tax farms were granted for limited periods of time, in a further development, they were granted for life, and even became inheritable. American University of Beirut. While their state of being was brought forward in order to justify their requests, their petitions had the ultimate end of accomplishing their pardons and consequently the restoration of wealth to which they had been entitled before the exile.


As the implementation of the Land Code altered the land possession in Ottoman Kurdistan, in general, and Diyarbekir, in particular, the success of Yusuf Bey in acquiring the family estates on his behalf did not go unchallenged.

That is, in the course of kanunnamezi auction procedures, Bedirhan and Behram beys, another faction of the Zirki emirs, started laying claims on the once family estates that the Ottoman government was offering to their bidders. New Perspectives on Turkey, P ope kanujnamesi as a Co tested Do ai: Classical Ottoman land-tenure legislation made a fundamental distinction between the right to cultivate land tasarruf and kanunnameei absolute ownership of land raqaba.


The ayan did not challenge the state’s claim to ownership of land, but they did prevent the state from collecting taxes, enhancing their kanunnwmesi power. Even though the Ottoman state confiscated the lands in question and reverted to the state-owned property, it was constantly challenged by the emirs with the counter-claims of possession. Although a great deal of research remains to be done, these divergent consequences of the Land Code mitigate against drawing any overly generalized conclusions about its results.

Arazi Memluke lands were properties that were owned by private individuals that were collected through conquest, state endowment, or inheritance. Large-scale landlords took possession of vast tracts of land, still mostly unoccupied or unclaimed.

In Palestinefor example, in the hilly country surrounding Jerusalempeasants did register land in their own names, and a survey of property records did not find a single case manunnamesi a city notable or moneylender registering land.

If in Syria and Iraq urban notables and tribal shaykhs were able to wrest ownership of land from peasants, in Kanunnsmesi and Anatolia large estates were created primarily through the sale by the state of wasteland that needed to be reclaimed.

Landholding and Commercial Agriculture in the Middle East. Rather, the result of the implementation of the Code depended on the power relations among emirs, tribal leaders, and tribe members. This page was last edited on 2 Septemberat Upon this petition, the Imperial Registry immediately decided to investigate the rice lands in question, and whether they were among the same bundle of family estate sold to Yusuf Bey BOA.

The amassment of land in which Yusuf Bey succeeded led to the emergence of large-scale commercial agriculture in the two districts in the s. The first innovation was the obligation of landowners to register their land with the government and receive formal deed to the land. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While doing that, it neither attributes a unifying meaning to the text of the code nor underlines the role of an omnipotent state.