The Ottoman wild west: the Balkan frontier in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries

The broad historical context : the rise of the Ottoman empire and the formation of Muslim communities in the Balkans as an integral part of the ottomanization of the region -- The rise of the Ottomans, ca. 1300-ca. 1550 : an overview -- The Ottoman transformation from a frontier principality to an i...

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Main Author: Antov, Nikolay
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge New York, NY Port Melbourne New Delhi Singapore Cambridge University Press 2017
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Ottoman Empire / Gerlovo / Ludogorie / Population growth / Islamization / History 1350-1600
B Ottoman Empire / Balkan peninsula / History 1400-1600
Further subjects:B Muslims (Balkan Peninsula) History 16th century
B Ludogorie (Bulgaria) History 16th century
B Balkan Peninsula History To 1500
B Ludogorie (Bulgaria) History To 1500
B Gerlovo Region (Bulgaria) History 16th century
B Muslims (Balkan Peninsula) History To 1500
B Turkey History 1453-1683
B Gerlovo Region (Bulgaria) History To 1500
B Balkan Peninsula History 16th century
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Summary:The broad historical context : the rise of the Ottoman empire and the formation of Muslim communities in the Balkans as an integral part of the ottomanization of the region -- The rise of the Ottomans, ca. 1300-ca. 1550 : an overview -- The Ottoman transformation from a frontier principality to an imperial bureaucratic regime -- The formation of Muslim communities in the Ottoman Balkans in historiography and memory -- 1.3.1 Major theories of the formation and development of Muslim communities in the Ottoman Balkans -- 1.3.2 Assessment of the theories of the formation of Muslim communities in the Ottoman Balkans -- Colonization, settlement, and faith in the Balkans in the early Ottoman period (ca. 1352 to early 16th century) -- Colonization and settlement in the early Ottoman Balkans : historical and historiographic overview -- The abdals of Rum(eli) and their allies : "heterodox" Islam, Turcoman colonization, and legitimacy (late 14th-early 16th centuries) -- Conquest, colonization, and authority in the early Ottoman Balkans in the light of heterodox hagiographic works : the velayetnames of Seyyid ali Sultan (kızıl deli) and Otman baba -- 2.3.1 Kızıl deli, Rüstem gazi, and the conquest of the Balkans -- 2.3.2. Otman baba -- The northeastern Balkans from the late medieval period to the late fifteenth century : pre-Ottoman Turcoman invasions and migrations, the Ottoman conquest, and the "turbulent" fifteenth century. Deliorman and Gerlovo as a "special case" -- Introduction -- Turcoman involvement in the northeastern Balkans prior to the Ottoman conquest -- 3.2.1. Pontic Turcoman incursions into the Balkans in the pre-Ottoman period -- 3.2.2 The migration of Seljuk Turks to Dobrudja and the role of Sarı Saltık -- The northeastern Ottoman Balkans in the "turbulent" fifteenth century -- 3.3.1 The battle of Ankara and the Ottoman interregnum -- 3.3.2 The revolt of Sheykh Bedreddin -- 3.3.3 The crusade of Varna (1444) and the invasion of Vlad III Tepes south of the Danube (1461-1462) -- Patterns of demographic and socio-economic development in Deliorman and Gerlovo in the late fifteenth century. Deliorman and Gerlovo as a "special case" -- The repopulation of Deliorman and Gerlovo's countryside in the sixteenth century -- The re-population of Deliorman and Gerlovo in the sixteenth century : sürgün and göç, the role of the state and its limits -- Major aspects of rural Deliorman and Gerlovo's demographic transformation in the sixteenth century : Turcoman re-population, conversion to Islam, the rise of Derbend villages, and Christian-Muslim co-existence in the light of Ottoman tax registers -- 4.2.1 The development of the settlement network -- 4.2.2. demographic analysis by settlement size -- 4.2.3 demographic analysis by overall population size and status of taxpayers -- 4.2.4 major agents of Turcoman colonization in the countryside : yürüks and other nomadic or semi-nomadic groups, dervishes, and descendants of the prophet -- 4.2.5 Waqf (pious endowment) villages -- 4.2.6 Derbend villages -- The development of the urban network in sixteenth-century Deliorman. the emergence of Hezargrad and Eski Cuma, the transformation of Shumnu into an Islamic city, and the decline of Chernovi -- Introduction : the Islamic city, the Ottoman city, and the Ottoman Balkan city -- The emergence of Ottoman Hezargrad (mod. Razgrad) -- 5.2.1 Ancient and medieval background -- 5.2.2 The emergence of a new Ottoman town -- 5.2.3 The socio-economic development of Hezargrad -- The growth and transformation of Shumnu (Shumen) into an Ottoman town -- 5.3.1 The socio-economic development of Shumnu -- The decline of Chernovi (Cherven) -- The rise of Eski Cuma (Cuma-i atik, mod. Targovishte) -- Concluding remarks -- Religion, culture, and authority : two case studies -- Introduction -- Demir baba and the abdals of Rum of Otman baba's branch in Deliorman and Gerlovo -- 6.2.1 the abdals of Rum of Otman baba's branch from the death of Otman baba to Demir baba's emergence as "pole of poles" -- 6.2.2 The life of Demir baba as "pole" in the light of his velayetname -- 6.2.2.1 Debate and contest marvels and recognition : Demir baba's image as an axial saint and communal leader -- 6.2.2.2 Demir baba and the community : the saint as an epitome of power, justice, and generosity -- 6.2.2.3 Demir baba as a gazi -- 6.2.2.4 Demir baba and the Ottoman dynasty, state, and political order -- 6.2.2.5 Demir baba and his spiritual and sectarian rivals -- 6.2.2.6 positioning the abdals of Rum (of Otman baba's branch) in the Ottoman sectarian and socio-cultural spectrum -- The foundation of Hezargrad as an assertion of the Ottoman imperial order -- Issues in religion, culture, and authority : conversion to Islam and confessionalization -- Conversion to Islam in Deliorman and Gerlovo -- 7.1.1. conversion to Islam in the countryside : general remarks -- 7.1.2 "Colonizing heterodox dervishes" and conversion to Islam -- 7.1.3 Conversion and converts to Islam in the urban centers : the cases of Hezargrad and Shumnu -- 7.1.3.1 conversion and converts in sixteenth-century Hezargrad -- 7.1.3.2. conversion and converts in Shumnu -- Confessionalization and confession building : insights from Deliorman and Gerlovo
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 288-304Mit Register
ISBN:1107182638