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Ethno-Demographic Situation of the Population in Kosovo and Metohija in the Beginning of the 20th Century
Ethno-Demographic Situation of the Population in Kosovo and Metohija in the Beginning of the 20th Century

Author(s): Tamara Lukić, Nevena Ćurčić
Subject(s): Social history, Demography and human biology, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), The Ottoman Empire, Inter-Ethnic Relations
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Keywords: Kosovo and Metohija; ethnic transformation; inter-ethnic relations;
Summary/Abstract: The article is focused on the region of Kosovo and Metohija in the beginning of the 20th century, or the time until the beginning of the Balkan wars, when most of this region still belonged to the Ottoman Empire. In addition to Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo villayet included Sanjak (south-western part of central Serbia), the Preševo Valley, the north-eastern part of Montenegro, northern part of Albania and north-western part of Macedonia. The task of this paper is to using the existing population data show by now far less known facts about the changes in the number of population and quality of life under the Ottoman rule. Emphasis is placed on the ethnic transformation of population, which proved to be a very important process which affected the historical development of population of Kosovo and Metohija in general. Special attention is dedicated to the written traces of interethnic relations and relations with Turkish authorities. Work results were obtained through literature sources, using analytic and synthetic methods, and comparing. with this article the knowledge of the processes in the Balkans has been enriched.

  • Page Range: 281-298
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Language: English