The Sancak of Prizren in the 15th and 16th Century

Katić, Tatjana (2013) The Sancak of Prizren in the 15th and 16th Century. Osmanlı Tarihi Araştırma ve Uygulama Merkezi Dergisi - OTAM, 33. pp. 113-138. ISSN 1019-469X

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The sancak of Prizren is one of the few sancaks in the Balkans that for most of its existence did not have an integral territory. It was divided into two disconnected areas. Southern one covered the wider surroundings of Prizren and the regions of north-eastern Albania and was inhabited by mixed Albanian-Serb-Vlach population. Northern one stretched over the area between the rivers Lim and Ibar and was inhabited by Serb-Vlach population. Prizren, the center of sancak, the town with a long tradition and the capital during the reign of Tsar Dušan, eventually became a typical oriental town which economic progress can be attributed to a favorable position at the crossroads of important trade routes. This paper presents a summary of our findings on the formation and development of the sancak of Prizren in the 15th and 16th century. Based on Tapu Tahrir and Maliye defters, and other Ottoman and Western sources, we have attempted to point out the changes in the sancak’s size, the general features of the settlements, the ethnic and religious composition of the population and main demographic and economic trends

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prizren, sancak, defter, migrations, islamization
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2022 12:41
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2023 10:05

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