Is Turhan Emin-bey the Constructor of a Ustikolina Mosque? Cover Image
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Je li Turhan Emin-beg graditelj ustikoljanske džamije?
Is Turhan Emin-bey the Constructor of a Ustikolina Mosque?

Author(s): Sedad Bešlija
Subject(s): Local History / Microhistory, 16th Century, 17th Century, History of Islam
Published by: Orijentalni Institut u Sarajevu
Keywords: Hercegovinian sanjak; Ustikolina; Turhan Emin-beg; Ahmed-beg; mosque;

Summary/Abstract: In this work, we are examining a respected viewpoint in historiography, and among common citizens, that Ustikolina mosque is the oldest mosque built in Bosnia and that her constructor is Turhan Emin-beg, whose name the mosque carries for more than a century. Via source analysis and people’s hearsay, as well as historiographical genesis, we conclude that the origins of this information is very questionable, and could be put under serious doubt. Key element which inspired this work is discovery of a document in Ottoman archive in the Archive of Presidency of Republic of Turkey, where there is a mention of a Ustikolina mosque under the name of Ahmed-beg.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 65
  • Page Range: 337-344
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bosnian