Συμβολή στην ιστορία της Άρτας (τέλη 18ου - αρχές 19ου αιώνα) (Journal article)
Arta's region, which became voivodalik after the 17th century, was taken over at the end of the 18th by the power of Ali Pasha. During this period of time the geographical limits of the voivodalik extended throughout an area much bigger than the perfecture as it is today, since it also contained most of Preveza's area. Concerning the administration, the kaza was divided in five ναχιγιέδες and as the centre of administration was the city of Arta. The city' s picture during this period is described by travellers who visited Arta in the early years of the 19th century. From them we have little information about the population of the region. The occupation of Arta's kaza from Ali Pasha had, as a result, important changes to the established landowing. A big number of villages, most of which were on the southern plains, became estates of his own and his children. Equally important were the consequences to taxation. The taxes were increased and the extra burdering diminished the already small income of the agricultural population and the city' s inhabitants even more. Arta' s district was producing agricultural and cattle-raising products, and also plenty of timber. Handicraft wasn't properly developed. Its products were mainly serving the needs of the local population. On the other hand, trade, which was in decline during the last years of the 18th century, started to show important improvement during the period of Ali Pasha's ruling. Importing trade especially, according to the sources, came under the control of England, which during this period played the most important part in the East Mediterranean trade. At the beginning of the 19th century Arta remained, as it used to be in the past, a transportative station of foreign goods, which were addressed mostly to the internal market of Epirus. Concerning the exporting trade, Arta remained a centre of storing and transporting goods which came from its own district, the rest of Epirus and Thessaly, and were destined to the internal market or foreign countries. The transport of goods was made through Salaora which, during the government of Ali Pasha, became one of the most important ports of Epirus.
|Institution and School/Department of submitter:||Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Φιλοσοφική. Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας|
|Publisher:||Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Φιλοσοφική. Τμήμα Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας|
|Appears in Collections:||Τόμος 26 (1997)|
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