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Rumeli under the Ottomans, 15th-18th Centuries

Institutions and Communities


Gradeva’s book is a collection of articles on the Ottoman Balkans which look at the administrative structures and inter-communal relations of the region.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-133-6
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 372
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-133-6
$175.00

Rumeli under the Ottomans is a collection of papers by Rossitsa Gradeva concerning the Ottoman Balkans between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Gradeva is concerned primarily with the system of government and the various communities which inhabited the Balkans. In the chapter “The Ottomans”, Gradeva looks at specific cases, such as the cities of Pazarcik and Sofia, and how the Ottoman qadi courts functioned in each. She also writes on Ottoman Bulgaria’s administrative system in general. In “The Subjects”, Gradeva studies the Orthodox Christians and Jews in the Balkans, tackling questions such as church building, apostasy and Christian use of Muslim religious courts. Gradeva shows to the reader that in the past, the Balkans existed as a place of mixed ethnicities, languages and religions but without the conflict which most people associate with the region.

Rumeli under the Ottomans is a collection of papers by Rossitsa Gradeva concerning the Ottoman Balkans between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. Gradeva is concerned primarily with the system of government and the various communities which inhabited the Balkans. In the chapter “The Ottomans”, Gradeva looks at specific cases, such as the cities of Pazarcik and Sofia, and how the Ottoman qadi courts functioned in each. She also writes on Ottoman Bulgaria’s administrative system in general. In “The Subjects”, Gradeva studies the Orthodox Christians and Jews in the Balkans, tackling questions such as church building, apostasy and Christian use of Muslim religious courts. Gradeva shows to the reader that in the past, the Balkans existed as a place of mixed ethnicities, languages and religions but without the conflict which most people associate with the region.

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Rossitsa Gradeva

  • RUMELI UNDER THE OTTOMANS 15TH - 18TH CENTURIES INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITIES (page 7)
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 11)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 13)
  • PART ONE THE OTTOMANS (page 25)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT IN THE CENTRAL BALKAN TERRITORIES OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 15th century (page 27)
  • THE ACTIVITIES OF A KADO COURT IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY RUMELI: THE CASE OF HACIOGLU PAZARCIK (page 57)
  • ON KADIS OF SOFIA, 16th-17th centuries (page 71)
  • WAR AND PEACE ALONG THE DANUBE: VIDIN AT THE END OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (page 111)
  • RESEARCHING THE PAST AND PRESENT OF MUSLIM CULTURE IN BULGARIA: THE 'POPULAR' AND 'HIGH' LAYERS (page 137)
  • PART TWO THE SUBJECTS (page 167)
  • ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS IN THE KADI COURTS: THE PRACTICE OF THE SOFIA SHERIAT COURT, SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (page 169)
  • TURKS AND BULGARIANS, FOURTEENTH TO EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES (page 199)
  • TURKS IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BULGARIAN LITERATURE: HISTORICAL ROOTS OF PRESENT-DAY ATTITUDES IN BULGARIA (page 221)
  • JEWS AND OTTOMAN AUTHORITY IN THE BALKANS: THE CASES OF SOFIA, VIDIN AND RUSCUK, 15th-17th centuries (page 229)
  • APOSTASY IN RUMELI IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (page 291)
  • OTTOMAN POLICY TOWARDS CHRISTIAN CHURCH BUILDINGS (page 343)
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