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Religious and demographic development in the South-Western Rhodope Mountains in the second half of the fifteenth century : a case study of the Tahrir register of 1478
(Bilkent University, 2012)
The spread of Islam into non-Muslim territories has always followed their conquest by some expanding Islamic polity. Ottoman military expansion into the Balkans was followed by the establishment of a new administrative ...
Demographic engineering : Bulgarian migrations from the Ottoman Empire to Russia in the nineteenth century
(Bilkent University, 2015-09)
This thesis focuses on the Bulgarian immigrations to Russia and return of many of them to the Ottoman Empire in 19th century. The stimuli which drag them to the lands far away from home, and reasons which draw them to ...
The Pomaks: conversion to islam in the Western Rhodope mountains in the 15th century
(Bilkent University, 2019-06)
In this thesis, the religious conversion process among the local population in the Western Rhodope, an area under the rule of the Ottoman Empire,is examined. The importance and location of the Rhodope during the expansion ...
Ottoman serhad organization in the Balkans (1450s to early 1500s)
(Bilkent University, 2017-09)
This thesis analyses the Ottoman frontier organization in the Balkans from the second half of the fifteenth century to the early sixteenth centuries. Based mainly on the archival documents, Ottoman chronicles, and the ...