The 1552 Ottoman invasions in Slavonia according to the Ottoman archival sources Cover Image

Osmanska osvajanja u Slavoniji 1552. u svjetlu osmanskih arhivskih izvora
The 1552 Ottoman invasions in Slavonia according to the Ottoman archival sources

Author(s): Dino Mujadžević
Subject(s): History
Published by: Hrvatski institut za povijest
Keywords: Ottoman Empir; the Habsburgs; Early Modern era; conquests; Slavonia

Summary/Abstract: According to Western contemporaries, the 1522 Ottoman invasions in Slavonia struck a major blow to the defence of the Habsburg Slavonia. At the same time, the Bosnian governor gathered his forces and sent them to Slavonia via Gradiški Brod. Yet a new Ottoman attack failed to take place. The central Ottoman powers were either not willing or not capable of sending enough new forces and means to continue their conquest of Slavonia in late 1552 and early 1553. For these reasons as well as because of the increased resistance in the region governed by the Habsburgs, the Ottoman advance was halted, while in Croatia it lasted longer and ended with the temporary occupation of Sisak in 1594. The border between the rivers of Drava and Sava came into existence in 1552 and remained by and large unchanged until the end of the Ottoman rule in Slavonia, at the end of the seventeenth century. The only exception was the fortification of Čazma, which came back into the Habsburg possession in 1606. The Ottoman-Habsburg border of 1552/1606 continued to exist even after the end of the Ottoman rule in the late seventeenth century, but this time as the boundary between Slavonia (in the modern sense of the word) and (Northwestern) Croatia.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 89-108
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Croatian