Ulakbilge - Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi
Cilt 5, Sayı 10  2017/2  (ISSN: 2148-0451, E-ISSN: )

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The slavery which has deep roots as much as the war itself in the history, exists in the every known society from the begining to the 19th century. Infact although it is not very understandable from nowadays perspective that humanbeings diminish to do statue of property when they lose their freedoom, under the harsh condutions of the past societies without technology it is impossible to improve develop without intensive use of manpower. Beside the employment of prisoners offers chances to live for enemy and extra man force for masters. Not only for prisoner but also for ordinary people slavery was a way to compensate to their deepts in return of their lifetime labor. Of course the economic dimensions of the slavery is not limited with that legally or illegally slavery market trade of manpower were seen as a source of income for rulers, traders and ordinary folk.
The valueless ones is usually ignored by the history. Because of this it is hard to find evidences about the daily life of slaves. The direct evidences from the slaves itself is also limited. However their position as property paradoxically made them as the subject of legal documents. In this study via this documents there would be evaluation on the slavery and emancipation methods in the Ottoman Empire.

Keywords: Slavery, Emancipation, Ottoman Empire