Timar Rûznâmçe Defterlerine Göre Saruhan Sancağı Timarlı Sipahileri (1595-1617)
In this thesis; with the help of identities and qualifications of the Timarli Sipahis, the Timarli Sipahis of Saruhan Sandjak’s and their social and military functions within the Ottoman empire have examined. The Saruhan Sandjak was one of the important sandjaks of the Ottoman empire and named as “Şehzadeler Sancağı / The Sandjak of the Şehzades”. The time we cover in our thesis is from 1595 to 1617, the reigns of Mehmed the Third and Ahmed the First. Because of the times of crisis, the Timar system had been begun to revise, and the emergence of Jelali Revolts had a negative influence upon the Sipahis in terms of political, socio-economic, military and social sides. While we examine the Timarli Sipahis we also would try to cover the course of events and their influence on the Saruhan Sandjak. Furthermore, the historical geography of Manisa at this time, implementation of Timar system in that region and the development of state-timar holder-peasant relations would be tried to clarify. In this study, a Timarli Sipahi profile had been tried to draw with the help of the rûznâmçe defters as our main source, also from the other sources.