Ο τοπικός πολιτισμός της περιοχής των Τζουμέρκων
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The Trade of Woolen Products

“When they conquered the Balkans, the Ottomans gave local autonomy and tax exemptions to some shepherd driven communities in exchange for protecting the mountain passages from bandits so that travelers may cross. There was a surplus of raw materials-wool, cheese, skins and processed products. Men were the ones to migrate because they knew the difficult roads well. They had special privileges that allowed them to carry weapons because of their fear of the feudal oppositions that were spreading more and more in coastal areas, the plains and valleys. From 1600 onwards they had persuaded several shepherds to transport goods and become merchants.”

Traian Stoianovich, Conquering Balkan Orthodox Merchant, The Economic Set Up of the Balkan Countries (19th century), Melissa Publishing House, 1979, p 289-345