The Sanjak of Eğriboz (Éuboea) Administrators (1756-1792) Cover Image

Eğriboz Sancağı İdarecileri (1756-1792)
The Sanjak of Eğriboz (Éuboea) Administrators (1756-1792)

Author(s): Mehmet İnbaşı
Subject(s): Islam studies, 18th Century, 19th Century, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: İzmir Kâtip Çelebi Üniversitesi, Sosyal ve Beşeri Bilimler Fakültesi
Keywords: Éuboea; Aegean Islands; Aegean Sea; Ottoman State; 18th Century;

Summary/Abstract: Eğriboz (Éuboea), currently located in the east of Greece, was an important center of sanjak and city in Ottoman time. During the Ottoman rule (1470- 1831), the city which was a significant sea-base attracted attention with its crowded Muslim population and being an Islamic and government center having many religious buildings. In the Turkish sources it has been named as Eğriboz or Ağriboz and has been initially under Byzantine’s rule and then, in 1204 that of the Venetians. The Venetians used the city as the most developed sea-base in Aegean Sea until 1470. Following Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror’s conquest of a great deal of part of Morean Peninsula, the significance of Eğriboz highly increased in terms of land and maritime transportation. During the Ottoman-Venetian battle, the Conqueror besieged the city with his army and conquered the island in 1470. With its Turkish-Islamic monuments constructed after the conquest, Eğriboz has become a significant base and remained under the Ottoman rule up to 1831. This paper intends to examine governors of Eğriboz under Ottoman rule. According to the Prime Ministry’s archive records dated between 1756 and 1792, there have been 72 governor’s appointment to Eğriboz Sanjak by the Ottoman center. This study focuses on the appointment dates and duration of such governors and incidents happened within these time sequences.

  • Issue Year: VI/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 59-78
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Turkish