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This collection of works by Rossitsa Gradeva looks at aspects of the Balkans under Ottoman rule. In particular Gradeva addresses the Danube river, local judicial and administrative practices and daily life under the Ottomans.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-151-0
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 338
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-151-0
$167.00

Rossitsa Gradeva’s War and Peace in Rumeli brings together nearly a decades worth of research on the Ottoman Balkans into a single collection. As the name implied, Gradeva is as interested in the effects of war on the Balkan populations as the government’s peace-time policies. The shifting Ottoman borders in the Balkans between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries meant that war and peace were, in the author’s word, “closely intertwined”, and the consequences of war were acutely felt. However, Gradeva argues that peaceful activities persisted throughout. Without understanding the peace-time Balkans, one cannot undestand the region’s Ottoman history. The first part of War and Peace in Rumeli revolves around the Danube as a dividing and connection point in the Balkans. The second set of papers looks at Ottoman justice and administration, notably the kadi courts and the place of non-Muslims. The third and final group of articles looks at everyday Balkan life under the Ottomans. Together, War and Peace makes a valuable contribution to scholarship of the Ottoman Balkans.

Rossitsa Gradeva’s War and Peace in Rumeli brings together nearly a decades worth of research on the Ottoman Balkans into a single collection. As the name implied, Gradeva is as interested in the effects of war on the Balkan populations as the government’s peace-time policies. The shifting Ottoman borders in the Balkans between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries meant that war and peace were, in the author’s word, “closely intertwined”, and the consequences of war were acutely felt. However, Gradeva argues that peaceful activities persisted throughout. Without understanding the peace-time Balkans, one cannot undestand the region’s Ottoman history. The first part of War and Peace in Rumeli revolves around the Danube as a dividing and connection point in the Balkans. The second set of papers looks at Ottoman justice and administration, notably the kadi courts and the place of non-Muslims. The third and final group of articles looks at everyday Balkan life under the Ottomans. Together, War and Peace makes a valuable contribution to scholarship of the Ottoman Balkans.

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  • WAR AND PEACE IN RUMELI (page 7)
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 9)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 11)
  • OSMAN PAZVANTOGLU OF VIDIN:BETWEEN OLD AND NEW (page 15)
  • SECESSION AND REVOLUTION IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AT THE END OF THE 18TH CENTURY:OSMAN PAZVANTOGLU AND RHIGAS VELESTINLIS (page 55)
  • SHIPPING ALONG THE LOWER COURSE OF THE DANUBE,(end of 17th century) (page 79)
  • ON THE JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS OF KADI COURTS:GLIMPSES FROM SOFIA IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (page 105)
  • ON JUDICIAL HIERARCHY IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE:THE CASE OF SOFIA,SEVENTEENTH-BEGINNING OF EIGTHEENTH CENTURY (page 155)
  • ON ZIMMIS AND CHURCH BUILDINGS:FOUR CASES FROM RUMELI (page 183)
  • TOWARDS A PORTRAIT OF 'THE RICH' IN OTTOMAN PROVINCIAL SOCIETY:SOFIA IN THE 1670S (page 219)
  • ON'FRENK'OBJECTS IN EVERYDAY LIFE IN OTTOMAN BALKANS:THE CASE OF SOFIA,MID-17TH-18TH CENTURIES (page 273)
  • VILLAGERS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE:THE CASE OF CHERVENA VODA, SEVENTEENTH TO THE BEGINNING OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (page 303)
  • OTTOMAN AND BULGARIAN SOURCES ON EARTHQUAKES IN CENTRAL BALKAN LANDS,(17th-18th CENTURIES (page 325)
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