Integration of some Egyptians (i.e., the Misriun ) in the Bosnian Society  Cover Image

Integration of some Egyptians (i.e., the Misriun ) in the Bosnian Society

Author(s): Hatidža Čar-Drnda
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institut za istoriju

Summary/Abstract: The paper that, based on the original documents of Ottoman origin, speaks about the Egyptians who, led by their commercial entrepreneurship, arrived to Mostar and Sarajevo in different periods of the Ottoman rules. Some of them had settled permanently in these new areas and, performing various urban economic activities, influenced positively the economic, cultural and spiritual development of their new places of residence. Thus, the historical documents have recorded the arrival of a certain hajji effendi Hassan Misri, who had settled permanently in Sarajevo and had established there his trading firm and school of calligraphy, and who, eventually, died in Sarajevo. Hajji Ismail Misri was the founder of a madrasah in Sarajevo that, together with the Baqr-Baba’s Mosque and Abdullah Kantamiriya’s Library belonged to the very centre of spiritual and educational life of Sarajevo. Hajji Jaffar Misri resided in Mostar. In this town, he had established his vakuf that would serve as a banking institution to the citizens of Mostar. History has also recorded a number of affirmed figures who were active either in commercial, military or in cultural paths of life.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 31-43
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bosnian