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Socijalna struktura stanovništva Požege
The Social Structure of the Inhabitants of Požega

Author(s): Fazileta Hafizović
Subject(s): History
Published by: Orijentalni Institut u Sarajevu

Summary/Abstract: The present paper represents the great part of the main chapter of the M.A dissertation The town Požega as a headquarter of the Sanjak Požega - XVI"' century urban and economic development. The dissertation was submitted to the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, in May 1985. The Sanjak of Požega was founded in the first half of the XVI th century and Požega was its headquarter untill the end of the Ottoman rule in _ this area (1699). The Ottoman cadastre registers give the most of the data concerning the development of the town in that period, so the social structure of the inhabitants of Požega was examined on the basis of theese data. The population is classified in army and the representatives of the authorities, Vlakh dignitaries (knez), the clergy (ulema), and representatives of the guilds and trades. On the basis of the data from the cadastre registers it is established that Požega, after the stagnancy caused by the war, was increasing and developing, and it became important political and economic center of this area.

  • Issue Year: 1990
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 219-236
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian