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Nekoliko turskih dokumenata o manastiru Mileševo
Some Turkish Documents about the Monastery Mileševa

Author(s): Fehim Dž. Spaho
Subject(s): History
Published by: Orijentalni Institut u Sarajevu

Summary/Abstract: Soine Turkish documents concerntng the legal position of the monastery Mileševo and its monks a:re reviewed. They also enlighten the attitudes of the. Ottoman authorities, both central and local, toward the monks, and the relations between the local inhabitants and the montks. The documents are from the period between 1469. and 1614, and they include parts of four tahrir defters (the Turkish registers) and two documents from the so-called muhime defters. From the tahdr defters we can see ~the nUJmber of monks, the size of their property and their annual taxes in the years the defters are from (1469, 1477, 1515. and 1585). The muhilme defters are from 1589. and 1614. and they show clearly the attitudes of the central authorities in some proprietary and legal questions reLated to this monastery and its monks. Taken together, the documents give some new data rubout the life and the activity of the monastery Mileševo at the end of the XVth and in the XVIth century. They contribute to the more comprehensive Understanding of the legal position of the church in the Ottoman Empire.

  • Issue Year: 1978
  • Issue No: 28-29
  • Page Range: 363-374
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian