Re: Ottoman Empire Original Question
- Thanks Mike I ordered the book.
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Michael Mojher" <mgmojher@...>
>control. From the Slovak History: Chronology and Lexicon.
> On the question of what part of Slovakia the Ottoman Empire had
> Turkish Administration; page 322:central Slovaks was under Turkish rule. ... they maintained very
> "- from the 1540's to the mid 1680's part of southern and
precise tax registers, deftera. In times of peace the
representatives of the Turk's administration did not directly or
significantly intervene in local self-administrations or in the
religion of the 'unbelievers' (that is , the Christians)."
> Sandjak (or liva); page 297:first sandjak to encroach upon Slovakia was the Esztergom sandjak,
> " - a district of the Turkish imperial administration. ... The
which was formed in 1545 - 1546. According to a deftera (tax
register) from 1570, more than 420 Slovak communities and villages
belonged to it. Among the other sandjaks incorporating some of the
territory of Slovakia prior to the so-called Fifteen Years' War
(1593 - 1606) were the Novohrad, Secany and especially the Fil'akovo
sandjak (1554 - 1593), to which belonged a greater part Gemer, Hont
and Hovohrad counties. When the Turks conquered Nove Zamky (1663),
they established three other sandjaks within the Nove Zamky ejalet,
Nitra, Levice and Novohrad."
> 1663; page 69:advanced into Hungary with an army of 120,000 soldiers. After
> " 12 April - Grand Vizier Koprulu Mehmed, the pasha of Edirne,
arriving in Buda (15 June), he decided on the conquest of Nove
Zamky. On 7 August the advanced guard of the Ottoman army
unexpectedly defeated, near Parkan (Sturovo), detachments of the
garrison of Nove Zamky led by A. Forgach. On 16 August the grand
vizier besieged Nove Zamky, which was defended by 3,500 men."
> " 2 September - The Crimean Tatars, Walachians, Moldavians anda part of the Turks devastated a substantial part of western
Slovakia, the middle Povazie region and Moravia."
>eastern Slovak territory.
> It would appear that the Turks did not control any northern or
> For those who are searching for in the lands the Turks didcontrol it would appear that their deftera, tax registers, could be
a good source to look into.
> Michael Mojher
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- Just a thought...I found maps on ebay, for next to nothing, dating from 1912, 1939, 1945, 1956, 1989 and 1991. It's really easy to see where the borders moved and how that affected our ancestors. The town where my great-grandmother came from started out as Austrian and ran the gammet of ownership. It's a really good visual and I think the most expensive map was $2.25.
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