Some Documents on the Brskovo Mine in the 16th Century Cover Image

Неколико докумената о Руднику Брсково у 16. веку
Some Documents on the Brskovo Mine in the 16th Century

Author(s): Tatjana Katić, Srđan Katić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Оttoman Empire; Brskovo; mining; sarrafs; hâs; 16th century

Summary/Abstract: Brskovo was one of the oldest and the biggest mines in the medieval Serbia. Many researchers assumed that it had ceased working several decades after falling under the Ottoman rule at the end of the 14th century. Three documents from the Maliyeden Müdevver series (MAD) preserved in Prime Minister’s Ottoman Archive in Istanbul, which are presented here, clearly show that mine had been operating significantly longer. The documents were issued between October 1564 and June 1566. The first of them refers to the Brskovo emin’s account register control. The second one presents the appointment of the knez in the villages belonging to the hâs of Brskovo’s mine. The third document is the imperial order about the engagement of sarrafs (moneychangers and creditors) in the mine of Brskovo.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 35
  • Page Range: 19-31
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian
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