Resm-i hınzır

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The resm-i hınzır was a tax on pigs in the Ottoman empire.[1]

Although pork was theoretically banned in the Ottoman empire, some trade continued - alongside trade in alcohol. One fatwa specifically claimed the resm-i hınzır (along with the resm-i arusane, a bride tax) should end; but the trade, and the tax on it, continued regardless - occasionally disguised as "gifts".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACCOUNTING METHOD USED BY OTTOMANS FOR 500 YEARS: STAIRS (MERDIBAN) METHOD. Turkish Republic Ministry of Finance Strategy Development Unit. 
  2. ^ Princeton papers: interdisciplinary journal of Middle Eastern studies (Markus Wiener Publishers). 13-14: 130. 2005. ISSN 1084-5666.