An Ayan Family: Tavaslizades

Kutukoglu M. S.

BELLETEN, vol.75, no.273, pp.447-471, 2011 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 273
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.447-471
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


From the XVII(th) century when the state authority began to impair some provincial families appeared to have come into prominence. Having been called ayan (notables), this group increased its influence particularly after the change in the iltizam (tax-farming) system. Members of this group increased their wealth by abusing their duties as voivoda and mutesellim (agents of governors).