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Rich Men, Poor Men: Ottoman Printers and Booksellers Making Fortune or Seeking Survival (Eighteenth-nineteenth Centuries)

Rich Men, Poor Men: Ottoman Printers and Booksellers Making Fortune or Seeking Survival... © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/007865209X12555048403619 Oriens 37 (2009) 177-190 brill.nl/orie Rich Men, Poor Men: Ottoman Printers and Booksellers Making Fortune or Seeking Survival (Eighteenth-nineteenth Centuries) Orlin Sabev (Orhan Salih) Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History, Sofi a “Are not the rich and poor brothers?” asked the young King. “Ay,” answered the man, “and the name of the rich brother is Cain.” Oscar Wilde, Th e Young King It is an elementary truth that men of diff erent occupation or diff erent social background have diff erent amounts of income and enjoy diff erent standards of living. Further, within a given social stratum, professional group or even a family there are fi nancial diff erences between its members: some of them earn or dispose of more money than the others. Yet, during one’s lifetime there are sunny days, and rainy days too. In the course of time history saw emerging and declining societies, states, social or professional groups, families and individu- als; and much prosperity and poverty as well. Although such a diff erence seems to be more than natural, it has always been an important reason for jealousy, social clashes and fratricides. Th e http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oriens Brill

Rich Men, Poor Men: Ottoman Printers and Booksellers Making Fortune or Seeking Survival (Eighteenth-nineteenth Centuries)

Oriens , Volume 37 (1): 177 – Jan 1, 2009

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/007865209X12555048403619 Oriens 37 (2009) 177-190 brill.nl/orie Rich Men, Poor Men: Ottoman Printers and Booksellers Making Fortune or Seeking Survival (Eighteenth-nineteenth Centuries) Orlin Sabev (Orhan Salih) Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of History, Sofi a “Are not the rich and poor brothers?” asked the young King. “Ay,” answered the man, “and the name of the rich brother is Cain.” Oscar Wilde, Th e Young King It is an elementary truth that men of diff erent occupation or diff erent social background have diff erent amounts of income and enjoy diff erent standards of living. Further, within a given social stratum, professional group or even a family there are fi nancial diff erences between its members: some of them earn or dispose of more money than the others. Yet, during one’s lifetime there are sunny days, and rainy days too. In the course of time history saw emerging and declining societies, states, social or professional groups, families and individu- als; and much prosperity and poverty as well. Although such a diff erence seems to be more than natural, it has always been an important reason for jealousy, social clashes and fratricides. Th e

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