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An Ottoman Register of Venetian Candia

Elias Kovolos    University of Crete, Greece    

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The paper is a preliminary study of the register Tapu Tahrir 798 located in the Ottoman Archives (Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi) in Istanbul. In 1669 it surveys the newly conquered town of Candia (Crete) in great detail, from quarter to quarter and from building to building. The register provides rich information for the Venetian Candia, since it includes the public buildings of the town that passed to the Ottomans, as well as the names of the previous owners of the town dwellings, who had evacuated the town after its surrender, and the names of the current owners. Thus, this source provides us with the tools to study the spatial transformation of the town during the transition from the Venetian to the Ottoman rule, the settlement patterns of the religious and social groups, and the social use of space. A full study of the register is under way by the author and a team of experts, within a research program of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, FO.R.T.H. (Mediterranean Cultural Landscapes).

Pubblicato
27 Settembre 2018
Accettato
03 Febbraio 2018
Presentato
19 Gennaio 2018
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-261-1
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-260-4

Keywords: Ottoman CandiaVenetian CandiaSpatial historyCreteOttoman history

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