Books and Articles

(T) Mustafa AKKAYA, “Slave Trade in the First Quarter of the XVIIth Century in Üsküdar

ONOMASTICON TURCICUM. (L. Rásonyi’s Collection of Turkic Personal Names and the Method of its Publication).

(T) Hava Selcuk, “Conversion to Islam in the Ottoman City of Kayseri, 1645-1665 (According to the Ser’iyye Sicils of Kayseri)

(T) Gökhan CİVELEK, “Estate of an Elite Woman in the Mid-18th Century: Aise Hatun

(T) Behset Karaca, “The Waqfs of Megri (Fethiye) District in the 16th Century

(T) Saadet Maydaer, “Means of Acquisition of Assets for Women in the Classical Period of the Ottoman State (Bursa Case)

(T) Muhammed Yazici, “SOME OBSERVATIONS RELATING THE CRIME OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN OTTOMAN WORLD (XVIth CENTURY)

(T) Bülent YILDIRIM, “Slaves and Concubines [Male and Female Slaves] in Edirne in the XVIth Century

Fidan Gurbanova, “Linguistic Peculiarities of Azerbaijani Anthroponyms

Sasha Weitman, “Some Methodological Issues in Quantitative Onomastics

A. Mingana, “LIST OF THE TURKISH GOVERNORS AND HIGH JUDGES OF ALEPPO FROM THE OTTOMAN CONQUEST TO A.D. 1747

(T) Oğuz ERGENE, “Syntactic Structures Exemplifying in Turkish Personal Names

Edwin D. Lawson, “The Onomastic Treasure of the CIA

(T) Nesrin Bayraktar, “Coining proper names through colour terms in Turkish

Boğaā A. Ergene, “Evidence in Ottoman courts: oral and written documentation in early-modern courts of Islamic law

(T) M. Mehdi İlhan, “Some Pointers on the Importance of Personal Names in the Ottoman Detailed Cadastral Registers


Notes on Reading Ottoman Turkish

Transliteration of Ottoman Turkish

Turkish and Ottoman Studies Research Guide: Language Tools

(T) Hatice ŞAHİN, “An Introduction To The Language Used In The Bursa Judge Records

Ottoman Turkish romanization table


Glossary of Useful Terms

There’s plenty of data out there if you know what to put into Google… and if you speak Turkish. These are some of the words that unlock Google.

cariye – female slave

defter, plural defterleri  – a section of official records (and a lot of other things)

kadın – woman

kız – girl

kızı – daughter

nasraniyye – Christian

Osmanlı – Ottoman

şeriye sicilleri, şer’iye sicili – Sharia court records

tahrir defterleri –

tereke defteri – estate records

transkripsiyon – transcription