Theatres of war - battles and historiography: Ottoman historians on the participation of the Dragoman reaya in the war between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire (1683-1699) Cover Image
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Театри на войната - сражения и историография: османски историци за участието на раята на Драгоман във войната между свещената лига и османската империя (1683-1699)
Theatres of war - battles and historiography: Ottoman historians on the participation of the Dragoman reaya in the war between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire (1683-1699)

Author(s): Dzheni Ivanova
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Civil Society, Sociology, Military history, Political history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, Theology and Religion, International relations/trade, Military policy, Welfare systems, Social differentiation, 17th Century, The Ottoman Empire, Inter-Ethnic Relations, History of Religion
Published by: Издателска къща "Гутенберг"
Keywords: Ottoman empire; Ottoman empire wars; warfare; religious wars; seventeenth century; History; Balkan history
Summary/Abstract: The study is based upon the representative ottoman historical narratives - the histories of Silahdar Mehmed Aga and Defterdar Mehmed Pasha - in search of typology of social behaviour of the Christian inhabitants of the Ottoman Balkan provinces during the war between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire in the end of the 17th century . The Ottoman authors whose reports will be analyzed are part of the historiographic direction that presents the military and political events in the Ottoman Empire during the second half of the 17th century. At the same time the chroniclers involve information about the life in the provinces, as a reflection of the war upon the reaya, and its reactions. The purpose of this report is to present the Ottoman viewpoint in the light of Ottoman historiography, as concrete events, happened in the Ottoman rear during the successful advance of the Habsburg forces. From the presented examples, concerning in particular the reaya of Dragoman, will be outlined some conclusions, characterizing the behaviour of part of the non-Muslim population in the context of the specific political situation.