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Conversion to Islam in the Balkans [electronic resource] : Kisve bahası petitions and Ottoman social life, 1670-1730 /
by Anton Minkov.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.
description
x, 277 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
9004135766
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.
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9004135766
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Includes facsimiles of Kisve bahası petitions with English translations.
catalogue key
10200870
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-265) and index.
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Students and scholars of Ottoman and Balkan history and all those interested in the interaction between Islam and Christianity in the Balkans, Ottoman diplomatics, institutions, social life and social mobility.
Long Description
This volume offers a new approach to the subject of conversion to Islam in the Balkans. It reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries and examines the factors and stimuli behind it. The practice of accepting Islam in the front of the sultan, characteristic of the last period of Islamization, and granting to new Muslims an amount of money known as kisve bahas?, is shown in the context of Ottoman social development. An innovative structural analysis of the petitions requesting kisve bahas? leads to examining the origins of the practice and constructing a collective portrait of the new Muslims who submitted them. Facsimiles and translations of the most interesting petitions are appended.
Main Description
This volume offers a new approach to the subject of conversion to Islam in the Balkans. It reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries and examines the factors and stimuli behind it. The practice of accepting Islam in the front of the sultan, characteristic of the last period of Islamization, and granting to new Muslims an amount of money known as kisve bahas , is shown in the context of Ottoman social development. An innovative structural analysis of the petitions requesting kisve bahas leads to examining the origins of the practice and constructing a collective portrait of the new Muslims who submitted them. Facsimiles and translations of the most interesting petitions are appended.
Unpaid Annotation
This volume offers a new approach to the subject of conversion to Islam in the Balkans. It reconstructs the stages of the Islamization process from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries and examines the factors and stimuli behind it. The practice of accepting Islam in the front of the sultan, characteristic of the last period of Islamization, and granting to new Muslims an amount of money known as "kisve bahas?, is shown in the context of Ottoman social development. An innovative structural analysis of the petitions requesting "kisve bahas? leads to examining the origins of the practice and constructing a collective portrait of the new Muslims who submitted them. Facsimiles and translations of the most interesting petitions are appended.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Graphsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Note on Transliterationp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Conversion to Islam before the Ottomans: Theories of Conversionp. 9
Periods of Conversion to Islam in the Balkans and Demographic Processesp. 28
Forms, Factors and Motives of Conversion to Islam in the Balkansp. 64
Kisve Bahasi Petitions as Sources of Conversionp. 110
The Institutionalization of Conversion: Kisve Bahasi Petitions as a Social Phenomenonp. 145
The Collective Image of New Muslims who Submitted Kisve Bahasi Petitions to the Sultan, 1670s-1730sp. 166
Conclusionp. 193
Appendices
Kisve Bahasi Petitions: Facsimiles and Translationsp. 201
List of Archival Units in the National Library of Bulgaria containing Kisve Bahasi Petitionsp. 244
List of Archival Units in the Basbakanlik Ottoman Archive, Istanbul, containing Kisve Bahasi Petitionsp. 252
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 267
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