Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Ottoman Sources for the History of the Island of Lefkada

Ottoman Sources for the History of the Island of Lefkada

The aim of the project is to study the economic and social history of the island of Lefkada (Aya Mavra) under Ottoman administration (1479-1684).

Scholarly Supervision: Elias Kolovos

Collaborate Researchers: Marinos Sariyannis, Researcher, IMS/FORTH, Christos Kyriakopoulos, MA Candidate, Ottoman History, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, Asparuh Velkov (Ακαδημία Επιστημών Βουλγαρίας), Ali Yaycıoğlu (Fairfield University)

Funding Institution: Prefecture of Lefkada (based on a programmatic agreement signed with IMS/FORTH)

The aim of the project was to study the economic and social history of the island of Lefkada (Aya Mavra) under Ottoman administration (1479-1684), in the light of the information provided by the Ottoman sources which have been located at:

a. the Ottoman Archives of the Prime Ministry (Başbakanlık Osmanlı Arşivi) in Istanbul
b. the Tapu Kadastro Archive in Ankara
c. the Cyril and Methodius Library in Sofia
d. the Archives of Lefkada of the General State Archives of Greece.

The goal of the project was to contribute to a wider study of the island societies under Ottoman rule. The main product of the project has been published in the form of a book,  including the translations (in Greek) of the Ottoman sources, commentary and historical introduction.


Deliverables

  • E. Kolovos, «Οθωμανικές πηγές για τη νεότερη ιστορία της Λευκάδας. Πρόδρομη παρουσίαση», Th. P. Katopodis and Τ. Ε. Sklavenitis (eds), Δρόμοι και παράδρομοι της τοπικής ιστορίας. Πρακτικά ΙΕ΄ Συμποσίου Εταιρείας Λευκαδικών Μελετών, Λευκάδα 18-20 Αυγούστου 2010, Athens: Association of Lefkadian Studies 2011, 23-48. 
  • S. I. Asdrachas – E. Kolovos, «Δεδομένα και προβλήματα της δημογραφίας της Λευκάδας στα χρόνια της οθωμανικής κυριαρχίας», Th. P. Katopodis and Τ. Ε. Sklavenitis (eds), Δρόμοι και παράδρομοι της τοπικής ιστορίας. Πρακτικά ΙΕ΄ Συμποσίου Εταιρείας Λευκαδικών Μελετών, Λευκάδα 18-20 Αυγούστου 2010, Athens: Association of Lefkadian Studies 2011, 67-89.
  • M. Sariyannis, «Οθωμανοί κουρσάροι στη Λευκάδα: με αφορμή ένα χωρίο του Εβλιγιά Τσελεμπή», Th. P. Katopodis and Τ. Ε. Sklavenitis (eds), Δρόμοι και παράδρομοι της τοπικής ιστορίας. Πρακτικά ΙΕ΄ Συμποσίου Εταιρείας Λευκαδικών Μελετών, Λευκάδα 18-20 Αυγούστου 2010, Athens: Association of Lefkadian Studies 2011, 49-65.
  • E. Kolovos (ed.), Οθωμανικές πηγές για τη νεώτερη ιστορία της Λευκάδας [Ottoman sources concerning the early modern history of Lefkada, Herakleion: Crete University Press 2013.

Project Team

Marinos Sariyannis

Research Director, Department Coordinator of Ottoman History
Curriculum vitae

Elias Kolovos

Associate Professor
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
Curriculum vitae

Christos Kyriakopoulos

PhD candidate
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