بغداد من خلال وثائق الأرشيف العثماني (BAGHDAD in the light of Ottoman Archive Documents)
Prepared by Fazıl Bayat,
Istanbul, 2008 (in Arabic),
This is a collection of historical documents, maps and photographs concerning Baghdad selected from the Ottoman Archives in İstanbul affiliated with the General Directorate of State Archives, Prime Ministry of Turkey. The book begins by Bayat’s introductory article on the «Characteristics of the History of Baghdad during the Ottoman Era» which is a glimpse at the history of the city from the beginning of Ottoman administration in 1534 until the British occupation in 1917. The documents which are reproduced and translated in the book were chosen from the Mühimme registers contained in the Ottoman Archives and from various collections of the Archives. They include statistical tables copied from the Devlet-i Osmaniye Salnamesi (Almanach of the Ottoman State) the Nazaret-i Maarif Salnamesi (Almanac of the Ministry of Education), the Bağdat Vilayeti Salnamesi (Almanac of Baghdad Province). Photographs taken during the Ottoman period and reflecting various features of the city are also included, together with various maps of the city. The documents do not cover any specific aspect of the city but reflect general themes about its history in various periods.