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Digital Historical Research on Southeast Europe and the Ottoman Space

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Edited By Dino Mujadzevic

As digital humanities in recent years have been taking roots in major international research centers, this edited volume consisting of ten papers including the introduction seeks to examine the current state of the digital/data-driven research in history and neighboring disciplines dealing with Southeast Europe as well as with the Ottoman Empire and to give an interdisciplinary impetus by bringing together international scholars working with various digital approaches. The included papers give a broad introduction into the field and follow various methods of digital analysis and visualization incorporating approaches like corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis,GIS (Geographic Information Systems), agent-based modelling, computationalstatistics etc.

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Visualization of Ottoman Borderland in Early Modern Bosnia (Mid-15th – Late 16th Centuries): The Ottoman Serhat in Bosnia and GIS

Visualization of Ottoman Borderland in Early Modern Bosnia (Mid-15th – Late 16th Centuries): The Ottoman Serhat in Bosnia and GIS

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Elma Korić

Throughout the early modern period, Bosnia was administratively part of a large global empire, the Ottoman state. Various manifestations of Ottoman rule in the territory of the Bosnian eyalet, an administrative unit that for a long time encompassed areas outside the borders of today's Bosnia and Herzegovina, have often been the subject of both Bosnian-Herzegovinian, regional and world historiography. The Ottoman borderland (serhat) in Bosnia was the subject of many earlier studies by Bosnian-Herzegovinian Ottoman period scholars. These studies were based on different kinds of Ottoman censuses and other documents from the offices of the Ottoman administration, and due to the nature of the documents, their focus was mostly on the military aspect of the serhat. This presentation aims to practically demonstrate the use of new technologies (GIS) to create a visualisation of the Ottoman borderland in Early Modern Bosnia based on sources of Ottoman origin (tapu tahrir defterleri, maliyeden müdevver defterleri) from the period 1468-1587 and Bosnian-Herzegovinian scholarly works based upon them in the period 1950-2014.

Throughout the early modern era, Bosnia was administratively part of a large global empire, the Ottoman state. Various manifestations of Ottoman rule in the territory of the Bosnian eyalet, an administrative unit that for a long time encompassed areas outside the borders of today's Bosnia and Herzegovina, have often been the subject of both Bosnian-Herzegovinian, regional and world historiography. Due to its specific geopolitical position, Bosnia in the early modern era was an extremely turbulent border...

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