The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans

The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans

This volume therefore rather aims at opening and structuring a new heuristic approach and at coordinating a field of studies that is of crucial importance for understanding change in European history.

Author: Oliver Jens Schmitt

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ISBN: 3700180365

Category: Balkan Peninsula

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Categories: Balkan Peninsula

Cross Crescent in the Balkans

Cross   Crescent in the Balkans

This is NOT just another retelling of the Fall of Constantinople, though it does include a very fine account of that momentous event.

Author: David Nicolle

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844687602

Category: History

Page: 272

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This is NOT just another retelling of the Fall of Constantinople, though it does include a very fine account of that momentous event. It is the history of a quite extraordinary century, one which began when a tiny of force of Ottoman Turkish warriors was invited by the Christian Byzantine Emperor to cross the Dardanelles from Asia into Europe to assist him in one of the civil wars which were tearing the fast-declining Byzantine Empire apart.One hundred and eight years later the Byzantine capital of Constantinople fell to what was by then a hugely powerful and expanding empire of the Islamic Ottoman Turks, whose rulers came to see themselves as the natural and legitimate heirs of their Byzantine and indeed Roman predecessors. The book sets the scene, explains the background and tells the story, both military, political, cultural and personal, of the winners and the losers, plus those 'outsiders' who were increasingly being drawn into the dramatic story of the rise of the Ottoman Empire.
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The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans

The Ottoman Conquest of the Balkans

This volume therefore rather aims at opening and structuring a new heuristic approach and at coordinating a field of studies that is of crucial importance for understanding change in European history.

Author: Oliver Jens Schmitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 3700178905

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Page: 289

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The Ottoman conquest of the Balkans constitutes a major change in European history. Scholarship on the topic is extensive, yet the evidence produced by decades of research is very scattered and lacking comprehensive synthesis, not to mention consensual interpretation. Although major political and military milestones seem to have been investigated thoroughly, there is a notable absence of more theoretical and interpretative approaches that overarch the entire phenomenon rather than merely individual aspects. Scholars have hitherto addressed the topic from various perspectives and employing a wide range of methods, but Byzantine studies, Ottoman studies, Eastern Mediterranean studies and national historiographies in the Balkan countries have yet to establish either a coherent collaboration or a consistent model of interpretation. This volume therefore rather aims at opening and structuring a new heuristic approach and at coordinating a field of studies that is of crucial importance for understanding change in European history.
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The Balkan Experience of the Ottoman Advance 1371 1464

The Balkan Experience of the Ottoman Advance  1371 1464

This book presents a selection of the most important texts and contemporary sources which show how the Balkan Christians responded to the rising power of the Muslim Ottoman Empire.

Author: Emir O. Filipovic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1472469410

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Page: 290

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The Ottoman advance and conquest of South-Eastern Europe was a defining process in the history of the region. It secured Ottoman rule over the Balkans for the following five centuries, also shaping the political and territorial structure of many neighbouring European states. This book presents a selection of the most important texts and contemporary sources which show how the Balkan Christians responded to the rising power of the Muslim Ottoman Empire. Around 200 documents, originally written in Latin, Italian, Old Slavonic and German, now appearing for the first time in English translation, illustrate the character of the struggle between Christians and Ottomans in the Slavic speaking areas south of the Danube and north of the Greek peninsula, from the momentous battle of Chernomen in Bulgaria in 1371 to the death of Pope Pius II in 1464, when it eventually became clear that it would take more than crusade to achieve the reconquest and reintegration of the region into Christendom. The chosen sources, complemented by notes and commentary, demonstrate how those who bore the main burden of Ottoman attacks presented their struggle to the rest of the Christian world, and will thus allow certain events and processes to be analysed from the perspective of the people who experienced the Turkish threat on an everyday basis. In this way they expose the internal and external mechanisms of conquest offering an insight into tribute, ransom slavery, the spreading of fear, restrictions of trade, and the policy of divide and conquer, as the fundamental aspects of Ottoman expansion. The collection also provides extensive documentation on the preparation and execution of crusades against the Turks in the Balkans, making it useful for historians of the later crusades in general, and indispensable to any serious researcher studying the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans.
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The Late Medieval Balkans

The Late Medieval Balkans

Covers the formation and histories of new states in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Bosnia, through their final subjugation by the Ottomans

Author: John V. A. Fine

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472082604

Category: History

Page: 683

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Covers the formation and histories of new states in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Bosnia, through their final subjugation by the Ottomans
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CROSS CRESCENT IN THE BALKANS

CROSS   CRESCENT IN THE BALKANS

This is NOT just another retelling of the Fall of Constantinople, though it does include a very fine account of that momentous event.

Author: DAVID. NICOLLE

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526766736

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Islam in the Balkans

Islam in the Balkans

Up till now, the sources available to them have been largely concerned with power politics, economics and demography. H. T. Norris's cultural investigation, the fruit of many years' research, corrects this imbalance.

Author: H. T. Norris

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 1850651671

Category: Balkan Peninsula

Page: 304

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The tragic events that began to unfold in the former Yugoslavia at the beginning of the 1990s have drawn the world's attention to the history and rich culture of the Muslim communities of Bosnia especially, but also of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia - the historic heartland of Muslim Europe. Here H. T. Norris breaks new ground by focusing on their religious and intellectual links with the Arab world, Persia and Central Asia, whereas the few previous publications on the subject have been mostly concerned with the more obvious links between the Balkan Muslims and the Turks. Norris illustrates from a wide range of sources the many channels through which the Arabs and Persians were linked with Balkan peoples, especially after the Ottoman conquest, in their art, architecture, literature and religion - direct contacts were also forged through Sufism. From the earliest times, also, many Balkan Muslim soldiers and bureaucrats, as well as scholars and poets, made an impact on the wider Islamic world, the most prominent being Mohammed Ali, the founder of modern Egypt. The resurgence of Muslim identity in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Kosovo has of course much to do with the aggressive nature of Serbian nationalism. But it is also a legacy of the region's relations over many centuries with the Arab countries and Persia, now given a new meaning in the wake of Serbian attempts to 'cleanse' Sarajevo and other cities of their Muslim inhabitants. As the wider world has become aware, for the first time in several generations, of the phenomenon of Muslim Europe, many people of all persuasions now want to know and understand more about it, and the forces which have been tearing ancient communities apart and threatening a wider conflagration. Up till now, the sources available to them have been largely concerned with power politics, economics and demography. H. T. Norris's cultural investigation, the fruit of many years' research, corrects this imbalance.
Categories: Balkan Peninsula

Islam in the Balkans

Islam in the Balkans

SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE ORIGINS OF PROVINCIAL TENDENCIES IN
THE OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE OF THE BALKANS Machiel Kiel, ... With the
conquest of the Balkans the little principality of Orhan and Murad I became an ...

Author: Jennifer M. Scarce

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035577647

Category: Art and society

Page: 103

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Categories: Art and society

Cumans and Tatars

Cumans and Tatars

The Cumans and the Tatars were nomadic warriors of the Eurasian steppe who exerted an enduring impact on the medieval Balkans. With this work, István Vásáry presents an extensive examination of their history from 1185 to 1365.

Author: István Vásáry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139444085

Category: History

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The Cumans and the Tatars were nomadic warriors of the Eurasian steppe who exerted an enduring impact on the medieval Balkans. With this work, István Vásáry presents an extensive examination of their history from 1185 to 1365. The basic instrument of Cuman and Tatar political success was their military force, over which none of the Balkan warring factions could claim victory. As a consequence, groups of the Cumans and the Tatars settled and mingled with the local population in various regions of the Balkans. The Cumans were the founders of three successive Bulgarian dynasties (Asenids, Terterids and Shishmanids) and the Wallachian dynasty (Basarabids). They also played an active role in Byzantium, Hungary and Serbia, with Cuman immigrants being integrated into each country's elite. This book also demonstrates how the prevailing political anarchy in the Balkans in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries made it ripe for the Ottoman conquest.
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The Balkan Wars

The Balkan Wars

When it comes to the Balkans, most people quickly become lost in the quagmire of struggle and intractable hatred that consumes that ancient land today.

Author: Andre Gerolymatos

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786724574

Category: History

Page: 320

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In this riveting new history of the Balkan peoples, André Gerolymatos explores how ancient events engendered cultural myths that evolved over time, gaining strength in the collective consciousnesses of Orthodox Christians and Muslims alike. In colorful detail, we meet the key figures that instigated and perpetuated these myths--assassin/heroes such as Milos Obolic and Gavrilo Princip and warlords such as Ali Pasha. This lively survey of centuries of strife finally puts the modern conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo into historical context, and provides a long overdue account of the origins of ethnic hatred and warmongering in this turbulent land.
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Conversion to Islam in the Balkans

Conversion to Islam in the Balkans

H. Uzunçar ılı, Osmanlı Tarihi (Ankara, 1947), who views the Ottoman conquest of
the Balkans as “liberation from the cruelty of their own lords and the return to
order and justice.” 15 See, for example, Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean
and ...

Author: Anton Minkov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004135765

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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By examining available demographic data and petitions submitted by non-Muslims for accepting Islam, this volume convincingly reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process in the Balkans and offers an insight to the motives and factors behind conversion.
Categories: Religion

Society the City and Industry in the Balkans 15th 19th Centuries

Society  the City and Industry in the Balkans  15th 19th Centuries

On the other hand , the new conditions created with the establishment of a
relatively peaceful period following the Ottoman conquest of the Balkans , the
overcoming of the political and economic barriers existing between the medieval
Balkan ...

Author: Nikolaĭ Todorov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023471654

Category: History

Page: 302

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This volume deals first with the social and economic development of the Balkans under Ottoman rule. Particular attention is given to the demography of the region, and to questions of urban growth and ethnic and religious compostition. Professor Todorov is also concerned to examine the impact of the strongly centralized Ottoman system, and the introduction of new types of industrial and commercial organisation. The final studies cover aspects of Greek-Bulgarian relations and the political context, as the region moved to independence.
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An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans

An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans

The book will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Ottoman history and urban history.

Author: Velika Ivkovska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000166422

Category: History

Page: 208

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An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans: The Case Study of Kavala presents the town of Kavala in Northern Greece as an example of Ottoman urban and residential development, covering the long period of Kavala’s expansion over five centuries under Ottoman rule. Kavala was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1387 to 1912. In the middle of the sixteenth century, Ibrahim Pasha, grand vizier of Suleiman the Magnificent, contributed to the town's prosperity and growth by the construction of an aqueduct. The Ottomans also rebuilt and extended the existing Byzantine fortress. The book uncovers new findings about Kavala, and addresses the key question: is there an authentic "Ottoman" built environment that the town and its architecture share? Through the examination of travellers’ accounts, historical maps, and archival documents, the Ottoman influences on the urban settlement of Kavala are assessed. From its original founding by the Ottomans in the late fourteenth century to the nineteenth century when the expansion of tobacco production in the area transformed its prosperity, the development of Kavala as an Ottoman era town is explored. The book will be of interest to scholars and students interested in Ottoman history and urban history.
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Y r ks in the Ottoman Balkans

Y  r  ks in the Ottoman Balkans

This book is devoted to some periodically discussed but still insufficiently researched problems of the Ottoman past of the Balkans.

Author: Aleksej Kalʹonski

Publisher:

ISBN: 6199084624

Category:

Page: 500

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This book is devoted to some periodically discussed but still insufficiently researched problems of the Ottoman past of the Balkans. Among them are the place of pastoralist communities in the imperial system and "society of societies," their migrations, their role in the economy and in the processes of demographic, religious, and cultural change. The main subject of study are the Yürüks, an initially nomadic and tribal Turkish-speaking Muslim community, whose past is traced in a Braudelian longue duree perspective.00For centuries on end, the Yürüks were a significant group even though they were less numerous than the surrounding "sedentary" communities in the Ottoman Balkans (Rumelia). It was formed on the basis of various nomadic and tribal groups from Asia Minor that migrated into Southeastern Europe during and after the Ottoman conquest. Among them were part of the ancestors of the present-day Turks who live in the region. As nomadic and sedentary groups, and is auxiliaries, the Yürüks have a variable in time but tangible presence in the history of the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire. Their name means "walking," "wandering" people and they lived up to it, having traversed a long historical path. Once a mainstay of the early Ottoman regime, they eventually became a marginalized and relatively isolated community; earlier, a locally influential factor in the life of the Balkan peoples, today they are a small group living out their time in some twenty villages in the Republic of North Macedonia.
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Asian and African Studies

Asian and African Studies

The second part of the paper is devoted to the picture of the Balkans in Ottoman
sources . The sequels of Ottoman conquest on the Balkans is followed up by A . B
. Lord The Effects of the Turkish Conquest on Balkan Epic Tradition ( pp .

Author: Slovenská akadémia vied. Kabinet orientalistiky

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048602059

Category: Africa

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Categories: Africa

Cumans and Tatars

Cumans and Tatars

The Cumans and the Tatars were nomadic warriors of the Eurasian steppe who exerted an enduring impact on the medieval Balkans. With this work, István Vásáry presents an extensive examination of their history from 1185 to 1365.

Author: István Vásáry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521837561

Category: History

Page: 246

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The Cumans and the Tatars were nomadic warriors of the Eurasian steppe who exerted an enduring impact on the medieval Balkans. With this work, István Vásáry presents an extensive examination of their history from 1185 to 1365. The basic instrument of Cuman and Tatar political success was their military force, over which none of the Balkan warring factions could claim victory. As a consequence, groups of the Cumans and the Tatars settled and mingled with the local population in various regions of the Balkans. The Cumans were the founders of three successive Bulgarian dynasties (Asenids, Terterids and Shishmanids) and the Wallachian dynasty (Basarabids). They also played an active role in Byzantium, Hungary and Serbia, with Cuman immigrants being integrated into each country's elite. This book also demonstrates how the prevailing political anarchy in the Balkans in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries made it ripe for the Ottoman conquest.
Categories: History