On the origin of Konstantin Mihailović of Ostrovica, author of the Turkish Chronicle

Katić, Tatjana (2022) On the origin of Konstantin Mihailović of Ostrovica, author of the Turkish Chronicle. Kosovsko-metohijski zbornik, 9. pp. 81-96. ISSN 0354-284X

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Memoirs of a Janissary or Turkish Chronicle penned by the Serbian soldier Konstantin Mihailović is a well-known fifteenth-century historical source that has raised many questions and debates. One of them concerns the author’s origin, social background and level of education. This paper will show that he was born in the village of Ostrovica, whose approximate location has been established here. The settlement was the centre of the medieval county of the same name renowned for its silver mine and lively financial and commercial activities. There was an Orthodox monastery where Mihailović most likely received his schooling before entering Ottoman service

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.SR-ID 29041676
Uncontrolled Keywords: Memoirs of a Janissary, fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire, Novo Brdo, Ottoman cadastral surveys, Ostrovica, Serbian nobility
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2023 12:02
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2023 10:03
URI: http://rih.iib.ac.rs/id/eprint/1352

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