THE STRUCTURE OF THE SETTLEMENT REGION MELNIK IN LATE BYZANTIN AND OTTOMAN PERIOD Cover Image

Struktura naselja oblasti grada Melnika u poznovizantijsko i tursko doba
THE STRUCTURE OF THE SETTLEMENT REGION MELNIK IN LATE BYZANTIN AND OTTOMAN PERIOD

Author(s): Mihailo St. Popović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Vizantološki institut SANU
Keywords: Region of Melnik; Structure of settlements; Central Place Theory; Late Byzantine and Ottoman period

Summary/Abstract: The Byzantine and Old Slavonic charters on the city of Melnik and its surrounding area for the period between 1216/1259 and 1395 have not been analysed so far according to the “Central Place Theory”. On the one hand this analysis shows clearly the limits in the localisation of toponyms mentioned in the charters. On the other hand it is possible to discern that the urban catchment of the city in the Late Byzantine period was not that spacious as postulated in the secondary literature, but has to be revised on the basis of the present findings in favour of a spatially limited catchment.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 247-276
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: German