Destiny of the Prisoners of War in the 16th Century Cover Image

O sudbini ratnih zarobljenika u Sarajevu u XVI stoljeću
Destiny of the Prisoners of War in the 16th Century

Author(s): Behija Zlatar
Subject(s): History
Published by: Orijentalni Institut u Sarajevu

Summary/Abstract: Ottoman arrival in the Balkan brought considerable changes to the cities of that region. Their characteristics were: numerous, mostly Moslem population, monumental islamic buildings and bazaar streets with various crafts. The number of city population was constantly growing during the 16th century, while its religious structure was changing in favour of the Moslems. lt was caused by the mass islamization of the native population, as well as by the method of moving and colonization. In Sarajevo, for example, from the middle of the 15th century, when Isa-bey lshaković started the urbanization of this city by bulding his endowments, the majority of the population were the Christians, while near the end of the 16th century the Moslems were in the majority. Sarajevo at that time had 5.535 houses. 4.382 houses were Moslem, 140 were Christian and 3 houses were Jewish. The population of Sarajevo was mainly native, autochtonous population that immigrated there from the city surrounding and the neighboring sanjaks, as well as from the Eastern provinces of the Ottoman Empire. The censuses of Sarajevo from the 16th century show that among the population was also the considerable number of staves, mostly free staves of Croatian, Hungarian and Slovenian descent.

  • Issue Year: 1991
  • Issue No: 40
  • Page Range: 259-266
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bosnian