A Few New Data about Stolac from the XVth and XVIth Centuries Cover Image

Nekoliko novih podataka o Stocu iz XV i XVI stoljeća
A Few New Data about Stolac from the XVth and XVIth Centuries

Author(s): Fehim Dž. Spaho
Subject(s): History
Published by: Orijentalni Institut u Sarajevu

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents and analyzes the data provided by the three Turkish registers (defters) from the years 1468, 1477 and 1585 that refer to the settlement of Stolac in Herzegovina. These data have provided the possibility of discovering some new facts about this settlement. Firstly, the previous view that Stolac fell under the Turkish rule after the death of Herceg Stjepan in 1471 has changed according to the data from these manuscripts which confirm that Stolac fell under Ottoman suzerainty before the year 1468. Further, following the mentioned data it has been discovered that Stolac was, during this period, a village settlement which had been established in an unpopulated area under the castle of Vidoški (Stolac). So, although it had certain urban characteristics even in the XVIth century, Stolac remained a village according to the legal categorization of settlements. Its real development into an urban settlement, a kasaba, occured only at the end of the XVIIth and the beginning of the XVIIIth century, after the establishment of a military garrison in the Stolac fortress, and after the establishment of the Stolac captaincy.

  • Issue Year: 1987
  • Issue No: 37
  • Page Range: 197-202
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bosnian