Journal of History School


An Example of the Status of Civil Servants Officials Born in Malatya in the Light of Sicill-i Ahvâl Records

During the Tanzimat Period, the Ottoman Empire experienced important developments in the civil servant class as in many other fields. One aspect of the change was the opening of schools that trained civil servants, while the other was related to the employment of civil servants. Parallel to the increase in the number of civil servants employed in the Ottoman State capitol, it is only possible to determine the development of the bureaucratic class in the provinces in the provinces. The contents of the records of the registers, which have a very rich content regarding the personal information of the civil servants, are satisfactory in terms of the information that is desired to be reached. Therefore, the civil class in Malatya, which was a traditional Ottoman flag, was established in 1879 under the Internal Affairs Ministry. It was examined in the light of the records in the Sicill-i Ahvâl Books held by the Ministry of Health. The data in the study was limited to the information about 137 civil servants submitted by the records. In this study, the duties of civil servants, starting and leaving dates, investigations and results about them, date and place of birth, information about their fathers, transition to civil service, the schools they read, salary status, languages spoken, salaries and ranks received by non-Muslim information about the nation is presented. In the light of the information obtained, a general determination has been made on the subjects such as social status, professional competence and preferability, salary satisfaction, investigation processes and the results related to the officers in the Ottoman State.


Tanzimat, Sicill-i Ahvâl, Officer, Malatya

Author : Danyal TEKDAL
Number of pages: 83-128
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