Ottoman Altin (Altun-ili) in 1477 Cover Image

Османски Алтин (Алтун-или) 1477. године
Ottoman Altin (Altun-ili) in 1477

Author(s): Tatjana Katić, Gordana Garić Petrović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Ottoman Empire; Altin; Altun-ili; Pasha sancak; defter; zeamet; XV century

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the oldest Ottoman inventory of the medieval district of Altin (tur. Altun-ili) which was compiled in 1477, at the latest. It contains demographic and fiscal data for 55 villages and two mezras. The name of Altin is derived from Latin word altus, high, and means “The Highlands” (alb. Malësi). Medieval Altin, as well as Ottoman Altun-ili, encompassed Northern Albania and southwest of Kosovo (Djakovacka Malesija, Malësi e Gjakovës). The area was populated by Slavs and Albanians. In the second half of XV century Altin was attached to the Pasha sancak. After the Ottoman Empire acquired Shkodra (Skadar) from Venice, after the siege of Shkodra in 1478-79, Altin was incorporated into the newly established Iskenderiye sancak.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 33
  • Page Range: 93-112
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian