Islamic Economics in the Late Ottoman Empire: Menapirzade Nuri Bey's Mebahis-i lm-i Servet


Kilincoglu D. T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT, vol.24, no.3, pp.528-554, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09672567.2016.1259342
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
  • Page Numbers: pp.528-554
  • Keywords: Islamic economics, Islamism, Ottoman Empire, Ottoman economic thought, Ottoman intellectual history, THOUGHT

Abstract

The existing literature on Islamic economics suggests that Islamic economics is a twentieth-century phenomenon with its roots in medieval Islamic intellectual and theological history, thereby leaving a centuries-long gap in the history of Islamic economic thinking. This study aims at taking a first step towards filling this gap by examining a nineteenth-century example of Islamic economics in late Ottoman economic literature. Suggesting a broader definition of Islamic economics, this article investigates a prominent Ottoman intellectual's efforts to define, reveal, and revive a tradition of Islamic economics in historical and intellectual context.