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Village, Town and People in the Ottoman Balkans, 16th-mid-19th Century

Stefka Parvena, an expert in the Ottoman Balkans, brings together her past work on economic development and denominational relations in pre-nineteenth century Bulgaria in a series of essays.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-098-8
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jun 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 239
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-098-8
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This volume is a collection of the essays of Stefka Parvena concentrating on two areas of Ottoman Balkan history, the organisation of the economy and Christian-Muslim relations. Parvena has made use of the Ottoman archives in Sofia and Istanbul to offer a formerly unavailable description of rural Balkan life in the between the 16th and 18th centuries. Parvena’s work also looks at the relationship between the Balkan peasantry and town dwellers of this era as urban areas emerged under Ottoman rule. The second set of articles deals with the interaction between and coexistence of Muslim and Christian communities in Bulgaria. This could produce complex and even syncretic relationships much more nuanced than the traditional view of a Balkans embroiled in perpetual conflict. Parvena explores such themes in an attempt to explain the origins of communal stereotypes which still exist in the Balkans today.

This volume is a collection of the essays of Stefka Parvena concentrating on two areas of Ottoman Balkan history, the organisation of the economy and Christian-Muslim relations. Parvena has made use of the Ottoman archives in Sofia and Istanbul to offer a formerly unavailable description of rural Balkan life in the between the 16th and 18th centuries. Parvena’s work also looks at the relationship between the Balkan peasantry and town dwellers of this era as urban areas emerged under Ottoman rule. The second set of articles deals with the interaction between and coexistence of Muslim and Christian communities in Bulgaria. This could produce complex and even syncretic relationships much more nuanced than the traditional view of a Balkans embroiled in perpetual conflict. Parvena explores such themes in an attempt to explain the origins of communal stereotypes which still exist in the Balkans today.

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  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 9)
  • 1. RURAL AGRARIAN AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE IN THE EDIRNE REGION DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (page 13)
  • 2. AGRARIAN LAND AND HARVEST IN SOUTH-WEST PELOPONNESE IN THE EARLY 18TH CENTURY (page 63)
  • 3. RURAL MARKETS AND FAIRS: THE VILLAGE OF SLIVEN IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY (page 113)
  • 4. SOME STROKES FROM THE HISTORY OF THE SLIVEN TRADE FAIR DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (page 133)
  • 5. URBAN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ULEMA IN BULGARIAN LANDS IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (page 141)
  • 6. INTERCULTURAL CONTACT AND INTERACTION IN THE OTTOMAN PERIOD: THE ZAVIYE KAVAK BABA AND THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY FORTY MARTYRS IN THE REAL AND IMAGINARY WORLD OF CHRISTIANS AND MOSLEMS IN THE TOWN OF VELIKO TARNOVO (15th-19th C) (page 181)
  • 7. HUMAN MOBILITY AND TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE FROM THE SEVENTEENTH TO THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY (page 227)
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