A Historical and Economic Geography of Ottoman Greece: The Southwestern Morea in the 18th Century, Volume 34, Part 1

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ASCSA, 2005 - History - 328 pages
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This book offers an innovative collaborative approach to the study of a particular region of the Ottoman empire, the southwestern Peloponnese (or Morea), Greece. It combines the study of unpublished Ottoman documents, other historical sources, and the results of archaeological fieldwork in an examination of the historical and economic geography of the Morea in the early 18th century, the period immediately following the Ottoman reconquest of this region from Venice. Central to the book is a translation of the section of an Ottoman archaeological fieldwork in an examination of the historical and economic geography of the Morea in the early 18th century, the period immediately following the Ottoman reconquest of this region from Venice. Central to the book is a translation of the section of an Ottoman cadastral survey ( defter ) listing in great detail properties in the district ( kaza ) of Anavarin (Navarino, modern Pylos). An introductory chapter outlines the history and methodology of the research project, while the translation is followed by chapters that provide a broader context, drawing on other sources for the information contained in the document and the principles behind its composition. A final chapter summarizes the conclusions drawn from the research, and a series of appendixes offer additional detail, including concordances of the personal- and place-names, an index of properties described, narrative histories of the two fortresses in the region and a new English translation of the Anavarin section of the 17th-century Turkish traveler Evliya _elebi's Seyahatname ( Travel Book ). A CD-ROM with a facsimile of the document itself and colour versions of all illustrations is also included.
  

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Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
xi
List of Illustrations
xiii
Transliteration of Modern Greek and Pronunciation
xxi
Introduction
49
Map The Ottoman eastern Mediterranean and Ottoman Greece xxxii
55
Chapter 3
86
Chapter 3
111
Appendix I
117
Chapter 5
172
Chapter 5
211
Evlya elebs Account of Anavarn
215
Appendix III
227
Conclusions
229
The Fortress of Anavarn Cedd
241
Construction of the Ottoman Castle
265
Concordance I
283

A Reconstruction of the Human Landscape
111
Navarino
113
Chapter 4
146
An Analysis of the Ottoman Cadastral Survey
151
Names of Muslims in the Fortress
295
Concordance IV
301
Index
313
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Fariba Zarinebaf teaches Middle Eastern and Balkan history at Northwestern University and has published extensively on the social and economic histories of the Ottoman Empire and Iran. John Bennet is Professor of Aegean Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. Jack L Davis is the Carl W Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati.

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