Conversion to Islam in the Balkans

Kisve Bahas ̧petitions and Ottoman Social Life, 1670-1730 Anton Minkov ...
Thus, in the following pages I present a brief historical outline of the conquest of
the Balkans by the Ottomans and some of the controversies connected with it.

Conversion to Islam in the Balkans

Author: Anton Minkov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004135766

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.

Cross and 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.

Cross and Crescent in the Balkans

Author: David Nicolle

Publisher: Pen & Sword


Page: 256

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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 and a bit which began when a tiny 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. AUTHOR: David Nicolle is a leading expert on the history of medieval warfare, in particular the Crusades and Middle Eastern warfare, and he is a prolific writer of books on these subjects as well as articles and magazine articles. SELLING POINTS: -Explains how the Ottoman Turks conquered South East Europe -Sets the final fall of the 'Roman' Byzantine Empire in its full context -Undoubtedly one of the leading authors in this field ILLUSTRATIONS 33 b/w photographs

The Balkans Since 1453

This work aims to synthesize literature on Balkan topics since World War I, and demonstrate the importance of Balkan history by examining it in the context of European and world history.

The Balkans Since 1453

Author: Leften Stavros Stavrianos


ISBN: 9781850655510

Page: 970

View: 713

This work aims to synthesize literature on Balkan topics since World War I, and demonstrate the importance of Balkan history by examining it in the context of European and world history. It uses imperial and local approaches, providing national histories as well as contextualising the subject.

Capitalism in the Ottoman Balkans

Nationalism in the Balkans was imported from Western Europe towards the end
of the eighteenth century, as the ideas of ... rules and other forms of
discrimination.66 The Balkans had remained mostly Christian following the
Ottoman conquest ...

Capitalism in the Ottoman Balkans

Author: Costas Lapavitsas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1788316606

Page: 312

View: 215

The Ottoman Empire went through rapid economic and social development in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as it approached its end. Profound changes took place in its European territories, particularly and prominently in Macedonia. In the decades before the First World War, industrial capitalism began to emerge in Ottoman Macedonia and its impact was felt across society. The port city of Salonica was at the epicentre of this transformation, led by its Jewish community. But the most remarkable site of development was found deep in provincial Macedonia, where industrial capitalism sprang from domestic sources in spite of unfavourable conditions. Ottoman Greek traders and industrialists from the region of Mount Vermion helped shape the economic trajectory of 'Turkey in Europe', and competed successfully against Jewish capitalists from Salonica. The story of Ottoman Macedonian capitalism was nearly forgotten in the century that followed the demise of the Empire. This book pieces it together by unearthing Ottoman archival materials combined with Greek sources and field research. It offers a fresh perspective on late Ottoman economic history and will be an invaluable resource for scholars of Ottoman, Greek and Turkish history.

The Late Medieval Balkans

A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest John
V. A. Fine, John Van Antwerp Fine. interior had to accept Ottoman suzerainty.
Those submitting included the Dukagjins—now led by Tanush Major—for their
lands ...

The Late Medieval Balkans

Author: John V. A. Fine

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472082605

Page: 683

View: 925

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

Household and Family in the Balkans

The Ottoman conquest of the Balkans from the middle of the 14th to the middle of
the 16th centuries caused significant migration movements of the Christian
Balkan peoples. The late medieval feudal states had been successful in
transforming ...

Household and Family in the Balkans

Author: Karl Kaser

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643504063

Page: 625

View: 428

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the 'Balkan Family History Project' at the University of Graz in 1993, this volume unites the most outstanding essays by the project members that have appeared over the course of the previous two decades, scattered in various journals and books. These essays cover the interval from the 19th to the 21st century and reflect the current status of Balkan family research in historical, anthropological, and demographical perspectives. (Series: Studies on South East Europe - Vol. 13)

Entangled Histories of the Balkans

In Balkan historiographies the effects of the conquest are presented according to
two main explanatory models. The first one, which appeared earlier and is much
more common, insists on the catastrophic consequences of the Ottoman ...

Entangled Histories of the Balkans

Author: Roumen Dontchev Daskalov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004337822

Page: 668

View: 391

The essays in this volume address theoretical and methodological issues of Balkan or Southeast European regional studies—questions of scholarly concepts, definitions, and approaches but also the extra-scholarly, ideological, political, and geopolitical motivations that underpin them.

An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans

Some were abandoned even before the conquest (Heracleia, Stobi); others tried
to resist the Ottoman invasion. There were two kinds of conquered cities in
Northern Greece: those that surrendered and those that did not surrender. Those
that ...

An Ottoman Era Town in the Balkans

Author: Velika Ivkovska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000166422

Page: 208

View: 978

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.

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.

Cumans and Tatars

Author: István Vásáry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444088


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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.

History of the Balkans Volume 2

THE OTTOMAN LEGACY By 1914 the Ottoman possessions in the Balkans had
been reduced to the city of ... In Volume I we saw how the Ottoman conquest and
the subsequent battles between Christian and Muslim provided the great themes

History of the Balkans  Volume 2

Author: Barbara Jelavich

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521274593

Page: 492

View: 252

This volume concentrates on the Balkan wars and World War II, focusing particularly on Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia since 1945.

Atlas of Southeast Europe

... own special character, a character which would be largely lost once the
Ottoman conquest of Hungary became a reality. The Danube-Sava frontier was a
border or zone of transition in more than one way: ecological, from the Balkan
uplands ...

Atlas of Southeast Europe

Author: Hans H.A. Hötte

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004288880

Page: 160

View: 163

This atlas offers a survey of the history of Southeast Europe from 1521 until 1699, from the first major land campaign undertaken by Sultan Süleyman I until the Treaty of Karlowitz at the end of the seventeenth century.

Between Two Motherlands

Discussing the Ottoman conquest in the Balkans, he introduced the term “yoke” (
igo) to describe Ottoman rule, which served as an explanation of the Bulgarians'
current bleak situation and remained a lasting metaphor in the Bulgarian ...

Between Two Motherlands

Author: Theodora K. Dragostinova

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461163

Page: 320

View: 320

In 1900, some 100,000 people living in Bulgaria—2 percent of the country’s population—could be described as Greek, whether by nationality, language, or religion. The complex identities of the population—proud heirs of ancient Hellenic colonists, loyal citizens of their Bulgarian homeland, members of a wider Greek diasporic community, devout followers of the Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul, and reluctant supporters of the Greek government in Athens—became entangled in the growing national tensions between Bulgaria and Greece during the first half of the twentieth century. In Between Two Motherlands, Theodora Dragostinova explores the shifting allegiances of this Greek minority in Bulgaria. Diverse social groups contested the meaning of the nation, shaping and reshaping what it meant to be Greek and Bulgarian during the slow and painful transition from empire to nation-states in the Balkans. In these decades, the region was racked by a series of upheavals (the Balkan Wars, World War I, interwar population exchanges, World War II, and Communist revolutions). The Bulgarian Greeks were caught between the competing agendas of two states increasingly bent on establishing national homogeneity. Based on extensive research in the archives of Bulgaria and Greece, as well as fieldwork in the two countries, Dragostinova shows that the Greek population did not blindly follow Greek nationalist leaders but was torn between identification with the land of their birth and loyalty to the Greek cause. Many emigrated to Greece in response to nationalist pressures; others sought to maintain their Greek identity and traditions within Bulgaria; some even switched sides when it suited their personal interests. National loyalties remained fluid despite state efforts to fix ethnic and political borders by such means as population movements, minority treaties, and stringent citizenship rules. The lessons of a case such as this continue to reverberate wherever and whenever states try to adjust national borders in regions long inhabited by mixed populations.

War in the Balkans An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia

The major defining characteristics were established by the split in Christian
ideology in the eleventh century and the Ottoman conquest in the fifteenth
century. Afterward, the Balkan Peninsula was largely under the political control of
the ...

War in the Balkans  An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia

Author: Richard C. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690311

Page: 411

View: 563

This authoritative reference follows the history of conflicts in the Balkan Peninsula from the 19th century through the present day. • Places the conflicts, battles, and wars in perspective through informative "Causes and Consequences" essays • Features introductions to primary source documents written by a top scholar • Offers topic finders and a detailed bibliography that will help students conduct research • Defines important military terms unfamiliar to most audiences

A History of Islamic Societies

THE OTTOMAN WORLD EMPIRE The conquest of Constantinople and the
Balkans was a turning point in Ottoman history . Rather than satisfying Turkish ,
Ottoman , and Muslim ambitions , it made them boundless . Mehmed II the
Conqueror ...

A History of Islamic Societies

Author: Ira M. Lapidus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521779333

Page: 970

View: 557

An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence. Simultaneous. (Social Science)

Around the Point

However, here we will be dealing only with the Balkans, which are distinguished
by some specific features, first and ... In the long period following the Ottoman
conquest, depending on the geographical distance from Istanbul or closeness to

Around the Point

Author: Roman Katsman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443857521

Page: 705

View: 908

Around the Point is a unique collection that brings to readers the works of almost thirty scholars dealing with Jewish literature in various Jewish and non-Jewish languages, such as Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Serbian, Polish, and Russian. Although this volume does not cover all the languages of Jewish letters, it is a significant endeavor in establishing the realm of multilingual international study of Jewish literature and culture. Among the questions under discussion, are the problems of the definition of Jewish identity and literature, literary history, language choice and diglossy, lingual and cultural influences, intertextuality, Holocaust literature, Kabbala and Hassidism, Jewish poetics, theatre and art, and the problems of the acceptance of literature.

The History of Bulgaria

BULGARIA UNDER THE OTTOMANS The Ottoman conquest of the Balkans
provided a degree of security for its inhabitants, even though the Turks continued
their military campaigns. They regularly marched north through Bulgarian lands ...

The History of Bulgaria

Author: Frederick B. Chary

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313384479

Page: 210

View: 974

This comprehensive overview of the history of Bulgaria covers events in this important Balkan nation from its 9th-century origins in the first Bulgarian Empire through the present day. • Provides a detailed chronology of major events from medieval times to the present • Includes a bibliographical essay of major reference works in English • Supplies an extensive glossary of Bulgarian words and other related terms such as cheta, Bogomil, and April Plenum • Contains a list of notable persons in Bulgarian history such as Khan Asparuch, Aleksandur Stamboliiski, and King Boris III

Islam in the Balkans

conquest of the Balkans the little principality of Orhan and Murad I became an ...

Islam in the Balkans

Author: Jennifer M. Scarce



Page: 103

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... by way of the territorial autonomy of the unified Albanian vilayets in the
Ottoman state, to eventual Albanian statehood. ... the Adriatic following the
Ottoman conquest of the Balkans.9 However, Albanians still lacked a
standardized alphabet.


Author: Dr Denisa Kostovicova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113427632X

Page: 328

View: 383

Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space explores the Albanian-Serbian confrontation after Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power and the policy of repression in Kosovo through the lens of the Kosovo education system. The argument is woven around the story of imposed ethnic segregation in Kosovo's education, and its impact on the emergence of exclusive notions of nation and homeland among the Serbian and Albanian youth in the 1990s. The book also critically explores the wider context of the Albanian non-violent resistance, including the emergence of the parallel state and its weaknesses. Kosovo: The Politics of Identity and Space not only provides an insight into events that led to the bloodshed in Kosovo in the late 1990s, but also shows that the legacy of segregation is one of the major challenges the international community faces in its efforts to establish an integrated multi-ethnic society in the territory.