Yücel Terzibaşoğlu

Ph.D., 2003 Birkbeck College, University of London

yucel.terzibasoglu [at] boun.edu.tr

(90) (212) 359 7527

Research Interests: 

Economic History of Europe and the Middle East; 19th Century Ottoman History (Landed and Urban Property, Crime and Punishment, Law and Legal Institutions)

Research Projects: 

Political Economy of Cadastre in the 19th-Century Ottoman Empire: Registering Property in the Towns and Countryside

The dynamics of Ottoman legal transformation in the 19th century: The new property regime, courts and land conflicts in the Balkans


HIST321 Late Ottoman History
HIST425 History of the Middle East in the 19th Century
HIST426 History of the Middle East in the 20th Century
HIST 447 Seminar in Modern European History I
HIST448 Seminar in Modern European History II
HIST401 Historiography I (History and Historians in the 20th Century)
HIST402 Historiography II (Major Themes in 20th-Century Historiography)

HIST58H Seminar on Research Topics and Methods in 19th-Century Ottoman Economic History
HIST59P Economic History of Eastern and South-eastern Europe
HIST59V Comparative Themes in Ottoman and Russian Agrarian History
HIST58A History of Political Economy I
HIST58T History of Political Economy II

Current thesis students
MA theses in progress:
Anıl Aşkın
Farming Estates (Çiftliks) in Western Anatolia and the Balkans in the Nineteenth Century: Economic Performance in Comparison
Can Görtan
Kalender Çelebi Rebellion: Peasant Revolts and Messianism in Early Sixteenth Century Anatolia
Ozan Gürlek
Public Order and Policing in late 19th-Century İzmir
Sena Gürlek
Agrarian Change in Bosnia under Habsburg Rule: 1878-1914
Özgül Özdemir
Slavery in Ottoman Society in the 19th Century
PhD theses in progress:
Eirini Kalogeropoulou
The rural economy of the Selanik countryside in the mid-19th century
Zeynep Küçükceran
Agricultural Education, Agricultural Knowledge and Agrarian Change in 19th- and 20th-Century Bursa
Fatma Öncel
Agrarian Relations and Estate Agriculture in Ottoman Thessaly (1680s – 1880s)
Selected Publications: 

Chapter titled 'New Sources on the 19th-century Ottoman Property and Criminal Law: Councils as Codifiers, Law-Makers and Arbitrators' to be published in the Proceedings of the Halcyon Days in Crete VIII Symposium: Ottoman Rural Societies and Economies, by the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, Crete, University of Crete Press, forthcoming in 2015.

Chapter titled 'Ottoman ‘Legal Revolution’ in the 19th-Century Balkans: The Role of Local Councils and Courts in the Making of Property and Criminal Law' to be published in the framework of the project titled ‘The Establishment of National Legal Systems in Post-Ottoman South-Eastern Europe: Formation and Transfer of Normativity’ (ed. by Rossitsa Gradeva) Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt am Main, forthcoming in 2015.

Chapter titled '"A very important requirement of social life": Privatisation of land, criminalisation of custom, and land disputes in nineteenth-century Anatolia' in Les acteurs des transformations fonciéres autour de la Méditerranée au XIXe siècle (ed. by Vanessa Guéno et Didier Guignard), Karthala and the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme (MMSH), 2013.

Chapter titled 'Cadastres ottomans: évaluation fiscale et la question de la valeur dans le cadastre d’Istanbul de 1874,' in La mesure cadastrale, Estimer la valeur du foncier (ed. by Florence Bourillon and Nadine Vivier), Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2012.

Article (co-authored with Alp Yücel Kaya) titled ‘Tahrir’den Kadastro’ya: 1874 Istanbul Emlak Tahriri ve Vergisi: “kadastro tabir olunur tahrir-i emlak”’, in Tarih ve Toplum Yeni Yaklaşımlar, Güz 2009, sayı 9, pp. 9-58.

Article titled ‘Eleni hatun’un zeytin bahçeleri: 19. yüzyılda Anadolu’da mülkiyet hakları nasıl inşa edildi?’, Tarih ve Toplum, Yeni Yaklaşımlar, Güz 2006, sayı 4, pp. 121-147.

Chapter titled ‘Land Disputes and Ethno-Politics: North-western Anatolia, 1877-1912’ in Ethno-Nationality, Property Rights in Land and Territorial Sovereignty in Historical Perspective (ed. by S. Engerman and J. Metzer), 2004, Routledge, London.

Article titled ‘Landlords, Refugees and Nomads: Struggles for Land around Late-Nineteenth-Century Ayvalık’ New Perspectives on Turkey, Spring 2001, 24, pp.51-82.