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13. The increasing inability of the Porte to cope with its rebellious provincial governors during the later part of the eighteenth century did not affect the structure or the rationale of the Ottoman state. not challenge such principles. The rebels did They rather aimed at creating small replicas of the Sultan's administration in their areas, and to bargain with the central government from a position of strength. 14. P. Anderson, Lineages of the Absolutist State (London 1974) 361-431; S. cit. 15.

Kremmydas, Oi sapounopoies tis Kritis sto 18~ aiona (Athens 1974); Y. : aspects ~conomiques et sociaux', Etudes Balkanigues XI/4 (1975) 75-87. 28. P. Masson, Histoire du commerce Fran~ais dans le Levant au XVIII 9 ~(Paris 1911); G. L. Maurer, Das Griechische Volk 2 vols. (Heidelberg 1835) (Greek translation £Athens 197~/ i 39-40) . 29. T. Stoianovich, 'The Conquering Balkan Orthodox Merchant', Journal of Economic History xx (1960) 234-313. 30. Sp. Lambros, 'Selides ek tis istorias tou en Oungaria ke Austria makedonikou Ellinismou', Neos Ellenomnemon, vol.

The term 'feudal mode of production' implies that the individual producers were not separated from the means of production, that surplus labour was extracted by a group of non-labouring landlords who were not directly involved in the production process, and that the means whereby that was achieved were not economic but chiefly political and ideological. 43 This leads us to the formation of the state which is seen as a relatively autonomous level which secures the conditions of existence of the dominant mode of production.

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