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Ivan Šišman and the Ottoman Conquest of Bulgaria (1371–1395): A Reconsideration
Ivan Šišman and the Ottoman Conquest of Bulgaria (1371–1395): A Reconsideration

Author(s): Jake Ransohoff
Subject(s): History, Middle Ages, 13th to 14th Centuries
Published by: Кирило-Методиевски научен център при Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The present paper presents a full review of the traditional approaches to Bulgarian political and economic culture after Ivan Šišman. The author tries to reason three points: first and foremost he criticizes the historical scholar literature in which it is accented on the “civil war” between Ivan Šišman and Ivan Stracimir; in the second place he evaluates the material evidence which confirms steady economic vitality during the reign of Ivan Sisman; in the third place he draws a conclusion, that the modern historians have to pay bigger attention on the Ottoman strength instead of on Bulgarian weakness after Ivan Šišman. It is the way to the correct understanding of the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-100
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English