Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio

The project aims at the translation of the Ottoman judicial registers (seriye sicilleri), a source of special importance for the Cretan history, preserved in the Turkish Archive of Herakleio (Ott. Kandiye), in continuation of the work of the late Nikolaos Stavrinides.

Scholarly Supervision - Coordination: Elisabeth Zachariadou
Funding Institution: Municipality of Herakleion
Implementing Institution: Vikelaia Municipal Library of Herakleion
Research Team: Elias Kolovos, Marinos Sariyannis, Miklos Foti, Gülsün Aivali, Maria Varoucha, Eleni Karantzikou, Pinelopi Photeinou, Photeini Chaireti, graduates and students of the Postgraduate Programme of Turkish Studies of the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete (in collaboration with IMS / FORTH)

Translation of the Ottoman Judicial Registers of Herakleio (2000- )The project aims at translating the Ottoman judicial registers of the Turkish Archive of Herakleion (Ott. Kandiye) - a source of special importance for the history of Crete, preserved in the Turkish Archive of Herakleion - in continuation of the work of the late Nikolaos Stavrinidis. It is funded by the Municipality of Herakleion and carried out by the Vikelaia Municipal Library, under the scholarly supervision and coordination of Elizabeth Zachariadou on behalf of the Programme of Turkish Studies of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies. Until recently the project was carried out in collaboration with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.

Products of the project:

  • G. Aivali, E. Kolovos, M. Sariyannis, Ιεροδικείο Ηρακλείου, Δεύτερος Κώδικας (1661-1665 και 1670-1671) [Judicial Court of Herakleion, Second Register (1661-1665 and 1670-1671)], ed. Ε. Α. Zachariadou, Herakleion: Vikelaia Municipal Library 2014.
  • G. Aivali, Ph. Chaireti, P. Photeinou, M. Sariyannis, Ιεροδικείο Ηρακλείου, Τέταρτος Κώδικας (1672-1674 και 1683-1686) [Judicial Court of Herakleion, Fourth Register (1672-1674 and 1683-1686)], ed. Ε. Α. Zachariadou, 2 vols, Herakleion: Vikelaia Municipal Library 2010.
  • Μ. Varoucha, Ph. Chaireti, Μ. Sariyannis, Ιεροδικείο Ηρακλείου, Πέμπτος Κώδικας (1673-1675 και 1688-1689) [Judicial Court of Herakleion, Fifth Register (1673-1675 and 1688-1689)], ed. Ε. Α. Zachariadou, 2 vols, Herakleion, Vikelaia Municipal Library 2008.
  • Ε. Karantzikou and P. Photeinou, Ιεροδικείο Ηρακλείου, Τρίτος Κώδικας (1669/1673-1750/1767) [Judicial Court of Herakleion, Third Register (1669/1673-1750/1767)], ed. Ε. Α. Zachariadou, Herakleion: Vikelaia Municipal Library 2003.

Project Team

Marinos Sariyannis

Research Director, Department Coordinator of Ottoman History
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Elias Kolovos

Associate Professor
Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete
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