Monetary Economy of South Kazakhstan in the 19th Century (as evidenced by the “Turkestan Archive”)

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DOI https://doi.org/10.31696/2618-7043-2020-3-4-985-1107
Affiliation: Институт востоковедения РАН
Sections HISTORY OF THE EAST. Historiography, source critical studies, historical research methods
Pages 985 - 1007

The review article is based on the materials of the talk given at the All-Union Barthold Readings in 1990. It comprises an analysis of the data regarding the monetary units circulating in the city ofTurkestanand its district (South Kazakhstan) during the period when it was subject to the Khoqand (Kokand) Khanate and subsequently to the Russian Empire. The sources are a large group of act and business documents written in oriental languages in Arabic script, which were discovered in the 1970s. The article provides a philological analysis of monetary terms and related metrology. It provides the relationship between local and Russian denominations as well as a general survey of monetary circulation in the region during the 19th century. Along with the coin types and some specific features of their circulation, the author supplies unique data regarding prices for goods, realty, food, etc., which existed in the region during that period.

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