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Скопскиoт Санџак и администрацијата (1750 – 1800)
Skopje Sandzak and the Administration (1750 – 1800)

Author(s): Mehmet İnbaşı
Subject(s): The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Институт за национална историја
Keywords: Skopje; Skopje Sandzak;Ottoman Empire;mutasarrif

Summary/Abstract: This text presents the history of the city of Skopje during the Ottoman rule and especially analyzing the administrative establishment of the Skopje Sandzak until the end of the 18th century. Based on previously unpublished archive material of Ottoman provenance, the text offers a list of governors of the Skopje Sandzak in the period from 1756 to 1791. Thus, for the first time, the names of the mutasarrifs of the Skopje Sandzak are presented, which gives the idea of how the administrative establishment of the Sandzaks functioned at that time on a wider territory. Also, the list of mutasarifs of the Skopje Sandzak shows that they were quite often replaced, indicating that the Ottoman Empire at that time had serious problems with stabilizing its power in the Balkan Peninsula, especially after several unsuccessful wars with Russia and Austria.

  • Issue Year: 64/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 85-105
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Macedonian