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The taxation of the province of Argos during the 1821 Revolution: The transition from Ottoman rule to the nation-state

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The taxation of the province of Argos during the 1821 Revolution: The transition from Ottoman rule to the nation-state

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16 June 2022

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How were the provinces of the under formation Greek state taxed during the 1821 Revolution? A simple question to formulate, but which can help us to better understand the process of transition from the Ottoman fiscal realities to those established and defined by the new state. In the presentation, through the examination of an example, that of the province of Argos, an attempt will be made to highlight the fiscal mechanisms concerning the taxation, the imposition and collection of the tax requirement by the local population. In order to fully understand the inherited realities and practices and how they were transformed, the presentation places the province of Argos under the scrutiny of historical research, in order to identify disruptions and continuations regarding the organisation of the fiscal territory of the revolted country. The emphasis is given to the grid of settlements that were taxed in Argos during the last pre-revolutionary decades and during the struggle until the institutionalisation of the borders of the province in the decree of the regency “On the demarcation and division into Municipalities of the Prefecture of Argolis and Corinthia” (1834).

(Edited and translated abstract from organiser’s website)

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BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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