Kruševac Kasaba in the Year 1584. (Fragment from Detailed Census of Sandjak of Kruševac) Cover Image

Касаба Крушевац 1584. године (фрагмент из Опширног пописа Крушевачког санџака)
Kruševac Kasaba in the Year 1584. (Fragment from Detailed Census of Sandjak of Kruševac)

Author(s): Dragana Amedoski
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Ottoman Empire: 16th century; Kruševac; Sandjak of Kruševac; census

Summary/Abstract: Kruševac, the centre of Serbian medieval state, kept the position of regional centre even after falling into the hands of the Ottomans in the year 1455. Soon after Ottoman conquering Kruševac acquired urban demographic, religious and economic conditions to be awarded with the status of kasaba– smallcity open type settlement. Kruševac had permanently inhabited Muslim cemâ‘at, several mahalles, mosque, çarsıand other public facilities which characterised settlement of this type. Status of kasabawith conspicuous Muslim majority, Kruševac kept throughout the whole XVI Century. Although the total number of dwellers in the town hadn’t changed significantly, Muslim community increased constantly. Number of Christians suddenly decreased between the census in 1516 and 1530, and since then their function in the town life was becoming meaningless. Census presented in the paper represents integral part of detailed census of Sandjak of Kruševac published in 1584. This is last known census of the above mentioned sandjak from the 16 th Century. Significance of this source is that it offers information on number, religious and ethnical structure of Kruševac at that time. Hence, census contains information related to all Kruševac mahalles (totally 17), craftworks (13 of them) and incomes that were collected in this kasaba.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 71-84
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Serbian