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Град Карлово и карловският вакъф
The Town of Karlovo and Karlıoğlu Waqf

Author(s): Grigor Boykov
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Education, Cultural history, Sociology, Economic history, Local History / Microhistory, Social history, Modern Age, Vocational Education, Adult Education, State/Government and Education, Family and social welfare, Demography and human biology, Economic development, 15th Century, 16th Century, The Ottoman Empire, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Karlovo; Karlıoğlu; Karlızade; waqf; Ottoman empire; Bulgaria; urban history; Ottoman documents

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the history and the genealogy of Karlıoğlu (Karlızade) family and the important role that family members played in the complex dynamics of Ottoman politics in the second half of the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries. It examines in detail the founding role of the waqf, established by Karlıoğlu Ali bey at the turn of the fifteenth century, for the establishment and the development of the town of Karlovo and the utmost importance of the pious foundation for the affirmation of the town as the administrative, economic, and cultural center of the region of Göpsa. The analysis and arguments, presented in the article are based on European and Ottoman narrative and documentary primary sources, many which hitherto unused by the related scholarship.

  • Issue Year: 26/2018
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 461-496
  • Page Count: 36
  • Language: Bulgarian