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1913 Excerpt: ...Bey, below, p. 265; Postel, iii. 66-70. was under
the care of the two principal Defterdars, or treasurers, one for
Rumelia and one for Anatolia, aided by two of lower rank, one for
Aleppo and the southwest and one for the Danubian countries.1 The
principal Defterdars were men of great position, with large incomes
and households, and possessing the right of audience with the
sultan in regard to matters of revenue.2 Under them were
twenty-five departments or bureaus, as instituted by the Conqueror,
each with a chief, or Khojagan, who directed a number of clerks of
different grades. Between these and the Defterdars were several
intermediate officials, of whom the most important were the two
Rusnamekjis, or book-keepers. The total personnel of the treasury
department numbered more than eight hundred.3 A list of the
twenty-five bureaus, or kalems, with a statement of the provinces
of each, will give an excellent idea of the complicated financial
arrangements of the Ottoman government. Taken as a whole, they show
in outline the economic substructure of the Ruling Institution, as
well as that of the Moslem Institution, with exception of the
sultan's private treasury, out of which most of the inner service
of the court was paid, and of the provisions for the officers and
judges of local government: --i. The Buyuk Rusnameh Kalemi, or
greater book-keeping bureau, was the central office to which all
the accounts were brought from the other bureaus. Once or twice a
year it drew 1 The word means primarily "book-keeper." It is
derived either from the Greek word SupBtpa or from a similar
Persian word (Hammer, Geschichte, ii. 228). Ramberti (below, p.
247) mentions but two Defterdars, one who took care of the revenue
from all the Asiatic provinces, Egypt, and the ...
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